How To Wait On God

Have you ever had a hard time finding contentment while waiting? Whether it’s the doctor’s office or your favorite restaurant, it can be easy to get eager in the wait. In my previous blogs, Those Who Wait and Sow. Wait. Reap. I discuss why it’s important to wait on God. In this blog, I want to talk to you about how to do so.

“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

After reading my previous blog, Sow. Wait. Reap. my wife quickly exclaimed, “You should write about how to wait on God!” Since my wife is always right (hopefully she reads this one) I decided that’s exactly what I was going to do. We always hear how ‘Patience is a virtue.’ and ‘Good things come to those who wait.’ However, it is important to understand how to wait. Here are a few principles I believe that is going to change the way you view the wait and help you in the process.

Let Go

I know I sound like the friend who, when you’re going through a difficult time just says, “Hey, just don’t think about it.” Easier said than done, right? But letting go is an important part of the process of waiting for The Lord. God’s time is always the right time, thus as we let go of our own made-up deadlines we allow God to take control. In the U.S. we are split into four different time zones- ET, CST, MT and PST. Too often, we are operating in our own time zone, while God is operating in GIT. God’s Impeccable Time.

Enjoy It

We have to learn to enjoy the process of waiting. Imagine, you are going to climb a mountain that is going to take you two months to get to the summit. What if the only time you told yourself you are going to enjoy the process, is the time spent at the top? That would be a miserable trip, would it not? The end result of our waiting is a destination and if we tell ourselves you’re only going to be happy once we get there, we miss out on enjoying the right now! Everyday life, with God in your life is something to enjoy, no matter what season you’re in!

Think Big

Guys, am I the only one who too often has a hard time forgetting the big picture and viewing my life through a magnifying glass? God’s plan for your life isn’t just this specific season, but a life full of harvest, lessons, and testimonies. Can you imagine if a farmer viewed this year’s harvest as the only harvest of his life? No, for every season is a new harvest just as your life is made up of multiple seasons and harvests.

If you noticed, the first letter of every principle combined spells out LET. That is exactly what I want you to take from this, ‘Let go of trying to take control, leaning on your own understanding, but acknowledge Him and let God make your path straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

If there are things you know the Holy Spirit is telling you to do-then do them, but too often in our lives, we question His timing and try to take control of our life. It is a great thing when we learn to stay still in God’s perfect timing. I would compare it to a restless five-year-old in the backseat of a long car trip yelling, “Are we there yet?” You might not be there yet, but trust in the Father’s timing and I promise you, you will be there in perfect timing!

“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14

26 Replies to “How To Wait On God”

  1. I went to my room just to be alone and find some comfort in the Lord. I am in so much a season of waiting right now, I could easily become depressed. I know that God is good all the time, I know a great many things, but I still need to apply them all the time. After looking through some blogs to just get my mind off of the struggles of life right now, your blog appeared. Great timing brother, just what I needed to hear. It is a great truth that we all need God all the time and His timing is all right. Know matter how much knowledge we acquire, we still need God in the moment. Thanks much!

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  2. The unforgettable part, for me, of this post is GIT!

    This also tells me that one cannot, outside faith, turn the hands of this clock. This in turn tells me that patience is another virtue that one needs to wait on the LORD. Patience, if one will tell the truth, can be very painful.

    Is God good? The Creator? Can He truly deliver? Is HE the true Deliverer? If He is love, added to these aforementioned qualities then it will ALWAYS be worth it to WAIT on the Lord a la GIT. Amen! Thanks, Isaiah Roebuck, for liking my post, “I AM GRATEFUL TO JEHOVAH (I).” More grace to your elbows.

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  3. Isaiah, great message! The editor in me, however, cringed when you said we are divided into three time zones. Actually we are four. You left out MST – Mountain Time. I know it’s a nit-pick, but that’s what editors do.

    Keep writing. You have a good message. A lot of people need to hear it.

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