Life Changing Prayer
God "acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him." -- Isaiah 64:4b
"My soul waits in silence for God
only; From Him is my salvation."
Home>Waiting Upon the Lord
Waiting for the Lord isn't doing nothing-- rather it's
preparing your heart to receive "further instructions"
Waiting upon the Lord strengthens our faith, our
endurance, and our perseverence.
Waiting on God clarifies our true motivations and
re-focuses our perspective. Most often, the wait is for
God to position us
physically, emotionally, and sometimes
spiritually to hear from Him. And that takes time.
HOW SHOULD WE WAIT:
3. with Hope
7. with Faith
Hinderences of Waiting on God:
1. Worldly pressures
2. Fear (afaid of losing an opportunity)
3. Wrong focus (Focusing on your circumstances rather than God)
5. Wavering Faith (Believing one day and not the next)
Waiting Upon God
Torrey's Topical Textbook
As the God of providence
As the God of salvation
As the Giver of all temporal blessings
Psalms 104:27,28; Psalms 145:15,16.
Waiting Upon God For
The consolation of Israel.
Genesis 49:18; Ps 62:1,2.
Guidance and teaching.
Psalms 33:20; 59:9,10.
The fulfillment of His word.
The fulfillment of His promises.
Hope of righteous by faith.
Coming of Christ.
1Corinthians 1:7; 1Thessalonians 1:10.
Waiting Upon God is good
God calls us to Wait
Exhortations and encouragements to Wait
Psalms 27:14; 37:7; Hosea 12:6.
Waiting Upon God should be
With the soul.
With earnest desire.
Psalms 37:7; 40:1.
With hope in His word.
With full confidence.
All the day.
Specially in adversity.
Psalms 59:1-9; Isaiah 8:17.
In the way of His judgments.
Saints resolve on Waiting Psalms
Saints have expectation from Waiting
Saints plead, Waiting in prayer
Psalms 25:21; Isaiah 33:2.
The patience of saints often tried in Waiting
They who engage in Waiting
Wait upon God only.
Isaiah 30:18; Daniel 12:12.
Experience His goodness.
Shall not be ashamed.
Psalms 25:3; Isaiah 49:23.
Shall renew their strength.
Shall inherit the earth.
Shall be saved.
Proverbs 20:22; Isaiah 25:9.
Shall rejoice in salvation.
Shall receive the glorious things prepared by God for them.
Waiting Predicted of the Gentiles
Isaiah 42:4; 60:9.
Psalms 123:2; Luke 12:36; James 5:7.