In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His Word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, it is clear what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness as you wait for and earnestly desire the coming of the Day of God. The heavens will be on fire and be dissolved because of it, and the elements will melt with the heat. But based on His promise, we wait for the new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell. 2 Peter 3:11-13
Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
In the day and time in which we live, we have a lot of instances where we MUST WAIT. In the doctors WAITING area, and after WAITING for an hour or so, you finally get in an examination room, thinking you will see the doctor pretty quick now, but it doesn’t always work out that way, at the hospital in a WAITING ROOM. In line at the grocery store, in a popular restaurant, or for transportation, like a taxi or bus, subway, or maybe waiting for a friend or family member. WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. What really makes it bad is that we live in a high tech world, where we are spoiled to getting things done RIGHT NOW, and some people, places and things are NOT geared to the FAST APPROACH, so we MUST WAIT.
King David speaks to us in Psalm 5:3 about his prayer time experience. He says; “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and WAIT EXPECTANTLY. “ This is a lesson we ALL NEED to learn. God is NEVER too early nor is He too LATE, the ALL-KNOWING God, we serve KNOWS EXACTLY when He needs to act upon our requests. It is WE, who have the problem of URGENCY, wanting our requests answered even before we ask. I believe that God sometimes WAITS, in order to make us WAIT, teaching us PATIENCE. I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His Word I put my hope. If our FAITH and TRUST in the Lord was what it should be, we wouldn’t be bothered so much with having to WAIT. The Psalmist says that their WHOLE being WAITS, and they put their HOPE in God’s Word. Is that the way you or I WAIT? In Peter’s letter to the “Beloved,” he talks about the coming Day of God or the Great Tribulation. These verses tells us what will come about. We God’s TRUE CHILDREN, SHOULD WAIT in HOLY CONDUCT and GODLINESS, EARNESTLY DESIRING the coming. The WAIT will not only provide SALVATION for MORE people, but it will give to us a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH, where RIGHTEOUSNESS will dwell. So as the Psalmist says, in Psalm 27:14, “WAIT for the Lord; be STRONG and TAKE HEART and WAIT for the LORD. This is the way we should WAIT, being STRONG in our FAITH and TRUSTING in our HEART. God KNOWS BEST! If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, then you are doomed for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL of its HORRORS, and with NO WAY of ESCAPE. God is WAITING PATIENTLY for you to TURN AWAY from your SINFUL LIFESTYLE, and to TURN TO HIM with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and WAIT for the LORD; Be STRONG in your FAITH, and TRUST with your HEART. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s WAITING and coming SOON!!!