The Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Monday, December 3, 2012 Under: Christian Devotions

Scripture Reading: Psalm 40:1-4

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Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (Psalm 40:4)

Waiting on God is good. There are blessings attached to our continuous trust in God even when it seems as if our prayers are not being answered. Waiting on God is not a not a single, momentary act of expectation or hope; it is a continuous act of exercising our faith and trust in the Lord. There is no length of days, months or years for waiting on the Lord. The kind of prayers that is associated with waiting on the Lord is called PUSH (Pray until something happens). In today’s reading, David said he waited patiently on the Lord. Waiting involves a lot of patience. It is designed to kill our anxiety (Philippians 4:6) and to test the level of trust we have on God. There are amazing blessings emanating from continuous fervent prayers even if they seem not to be answered from the beginning.

First, God always pay attention to those who patiently wait on him. David did wait on God and he was not disappointed. God took notice of him and inclined unto him. When we think in our heart that may be God does not understand what we are going through, he actually does and if we persevere in prayer like David, we shall soon reap the fruit.

Second, God ultimately answer the prayer of those who wait on him. Jesus gave us a parable in Luke 18:1-8 that we should pray always without ceasing. He understands the spiritual far more than we know the physical. Jesus knows that effectual fervent prayer cannot go without being answered. He knows that if we continue knocking the door of heaven without ceasing, our prayers will surely be answered. God answered the cry of David; the supplication which he had presented before God. David was delivered. His feet were set upon the solid rock and songs of praise filled his mouth. That shall be our portion this season in Jesus name.
Beloved, God has a lot of promises for whoever is ready to wait upon him and you can be a partaker of those promises today if you are ready to wait and trust in him.  
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)”

If you haven’t received salvation yet, please do so today by praying this short prayer of salvation.

Devotional Prayer Point

Everlasting God, I come before you today, please give me the grace to trust and wait on you. Let me not wickedly depart from you. Teach me how to follow you correctly even in this world that is full of evil (In Jesus name I pray, amen).

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