I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His Word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5
Lord, I wait for you; You will answer, Lord my God. Psalm 38:15
Have you ever been in God’s Waiting Room? If you’re a TRUE BELIEVER, I’m sure you have been there, maybe even multiple times. We are going to talk about the different reasons we find ourselves in God’s Waiting Room. You may be able to come up with a few more reasons, which are different from those we will cover here. First, I want us to look at the Psalmist, and his attitude as he is in God’s Waiting Room. Notice, he states that his WHOLE BEING waits. It’s not just in his mind, but his WHOLE BEING, indicating his PATIENCE, in verse six, he says that he WAITS MORE than watchmen wait for the morning, they MUST be vigilant ALL through the night, and when morning comes they WAIT PATIENTLY for the one who will take their place. So we see that we SHOULD WAIT PATIENTLY on God. And while we WAIT, we can and SHOULD put our HOPE in His Word.
In Psalm 38:15, the Psalmist declares his STEADFAST FAITH, while WAITING, he says; “You will answer, Lord my God. Now, it may NOT be the answer, we are looking for, but He HEARS and will ANSWER in His OWN time. So, NOW, let’s look at some reasons to be in God’s Waiting Room.
Sometimes, we might find ourselves WAITING for an answer to some very urgent prayer requests, and we become a little uneasy when we don’t receive an answer, at EXACTLY the time we think and feel we should. In Psalm 5:3, David says; “In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and WAIT EXPECTANTLY.” WAITING EXPECTANTLY means that he is WAITING PATIENTLY, EXPECTING an ANSWER, because, he has HOPE in God’s Word, and BELIEVES with a STEADFAST FAITH that God WILL answer at the RIGHT time.
And sometimes, we might find ourselves WAITING for God to DELIVER us from TROUBLED TIMES. Times when we are THREATENED or PERSECUETED for no good reason. In Psalm 33:20-21, the Psalmist tells us that; “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His Holy Name.” This is EXACTLY how we SHOULD spend ANY TIME in God’s Waiting Room. We should WAIT IN HOPE, because He IS our HELP and OUR SHIELD. And we can REJOICE in our HEARTS, because WE TRUST in His Holy Name. Even the CREATION WAITS in EAGER EXPECTATION for the Children of God to be revealed. This will take place at the return of Jesus Christ. And this is something that EVERY TRUE BELIEVER is EAGERLY WAITING for. And if we HOPE for what we do not yet have, we WAIT for it PATIENTLY. (Romans 8:19, 25) If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are definitely NOT WAITING with EAGER EXPECTATION for the RETURN of JESUS CHRIST for His PEOPLE, because that means JUDGMENT is on the way. And you will be sentenced to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY OF ESCAPE. For you to be able to ESCAPE ALL of ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then you MUST CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and like ALL of CREATION, WAIT with EAGET EXPECTATION for the RETURN of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!