Scriptures for Waiting on God
Last week we were talking about the patience and endurance needed when waiting on God. One of the things we discussed was the importance of encouraging ourselves with God’s promises. I mentioned that we need to find some scriptures to focus on during the waiting periods. So today I thought I’d share a few helpful scriptures for waiting on God.
Scriptures for Waiting on God
“I wait for your salvation, O LORD.” Genesis 49:18 (ESV)
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalms 27:13-14 (NIV)
“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” Psalm 31:24 (ESV)
“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20 (NIV)
“Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7 (NLT)
“LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.” Psalm 38:15 (NIV)
“I have waited with hope for you to save me, O LORD. I have carried out your commandments.” Psalm 119:166 (GW)
“I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 (NIV)
“Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.” Proverbs 20:22 (NIV)
“So the LORD must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.” Isaiah 30:18 (NLT)
“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
“For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!” Isaiah 64:4 (NLT)
“The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:25-26 (ESV)
“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!” Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NLT)
Take Some Practical Steps to Use Scriptures for Waiting on God:
- First, find some of your own favorite scriptures that you can use while you’re waiting on God. Pick from the list above, or look for verses that more specifically fit your situation. To find your scriptures for your situation:
- Look in your bible concordance in the back of your bible by looking up a word or topic. For example you can search topics like healing, money, marriage, children, peace, faith, sadness, etc.
- Do a word/topic search in a bible app or in an online bible (bible.com, biblehub.com, biblegateway.com, etc.).
- Google “scriptures about…” and find some verses by subject/topic.
- Ask friends for recommendations of verses that have helped them.
- Get a book containing verses by topic. Two books that I have and use are God’s Promises for Your Every Need and God’s Wisdom For Your Every Need .
- Then, write them on index cards and post them where you can see them and be reminded to hold on while you’re waiting on God. For example put them on the bathroom mirror, the nightstand, on doors, over light switches, on cabinet doors, on your car console, and so on.
- Finally, speak the scriptures out loud and remind God (and yourself) of His promises. Speaking God’s Word will encourage you and give you strength to press on.
Do you have some of your own scriptures that you use while waiting on God? Share them with us by leaving a comment below!
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