Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord. – (Psalm 27:14, HCSB)
Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave, and wait for the Lord’s help. – (Psalm 27:14, ERV)
Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. Stay with God. – (Psalm 27:14, MSG)
Waiting for the Lord takes strength and courage. It is, at times, far easier to just move, rather than wait. The problem with that is if we move forward when we are meant to wait, we miss out on God’s very best for us. Listening to His leading is what takes us to spaces that are far beyond what we could hope or imagine, and His strength and courage supply all that we need in the waiting. May we ever wait for the Lord to lead us in the ways in which we are meant to go, and take courage as He supplies the strength to stay in a season of waiting.
Choose wait on the Lord,
Be strong and be brave;
Don’t quit in the wait,
For waiting can save.
Save us from heartache,
Where we need not go;
The strength in the wait,
Helps our hearts to grow.
So, trust in the Lord,
He’s always on time;
He knows what we need,
And His heart is kind.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You remind us that we are meant to wait and listen for Your leading. Thank You that You supply courage and strength to do so. Forgive us for the times that we have been impatient and moved impulsively rather than waited to hear what You are leading us to do. Teach us to trust You in the seasons of waiting. Show us how the “not yet” is worthwhile, even when we cannot see the value in the intentional pause. Direct us to love those around us as You do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we rely on You to supply strength and courage as we wait on You for answers and direction. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly. – Psalm 5:3