Wait On The Lord

Psalm 27:14– Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

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Sometimes when we face things that are hard to deal with we become fearful and anxious.  It may be people seeking to do us harm or speaking words of cruelty.  It could be difficult circumstances.  It could be something physical, emotional, financial, or social.  It could be something we are going through or something a friend or family member is going through.  It is time to act upon this scripture.

Wait on the Lord–this means to remain in a place until the arrival of someone expected, in this case the Lord.

Be of good courage–don’t be afraid but believe.  Believe in God’s word and believe in God.

He shall strengthen your heart–He shall strengthen you in your innermost nature.

Jesus spoke a parable to this end that men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1).  We are to always pray so that we don’t become fearful, discouraged, or anxious.  Prayer is an act of sharing our problems and burdens with God and waiting on Him to answer.  “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).  God says, don’t be worried or anxious.  He says, “in every thing” meaning in every case in which you begin to worry or become anxious, pray.  He wants us to share with Him in prayer our needs and wants relative to the situation–make them known unto God.  God’s peace will then keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.  God’s peace passes all understanding–it is so great we can’t understand it even when we experience it.  His peace will free us from worry and anxiety.  When God gives us this peace it takes the place of our worry and anxiety.  It is God saying, I’ve got it.  “Wait, I say, on the Lord”.  “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8).