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Waiting On God’s Rewards

Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.

No one enjoys waiting. After all this is a hurry up kind of world, and waiting for anything can cause tempers to flare, or good common sense to dissipate, and strike out verbally—in which some can highlight language in a very colorful way! The point is most individuals do not care to wait. My husband’s friend doesn’t even like to wait for ‘the fish to start biting’ within seconds he’s complaining, ‘how much longer before I get a nibble?’ And yet the Word of God teaches that we learn the art of patience and diligence because with it comes our biggest rewards. We can build character from the discipline and we can learn valuable lessons that go hand-in-hand with the wait.

God takes the long pauses in our lives to bring forth blessings and a fresh growth of spirituality that deepens in the process of our wait. He plans to transform us and grants heaps of blessings to those who wait, if we let Him. He wants us to wait and to realize that He is God (Psalms 46:10).

Lamentations 3:25 – The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

We will discover many major advantages to waiting upon God. We will discover His will and purpose for our lives, for one thing. He is good to those who seek Him. And there are examples and verses throughout His Holy Book for examples to His children and all generations to come. He doesn’t set out tantalizing items to lead us along, or dangle items in front of our eyes. He doesn’t say, ‘we’ll see’ – nope, even at this very moment He is working all things together for our purpose and our good, and His glory (Romans 8:28). Yes, during the pause, He is still working fervently for us, for our good, because He loves us that much.

God invites us to delve into His Holy Bible and realize and embrace His promises so we could receive energy, strength and a renewal of spirit and soul enhancement.

Isaiah 40:29-31– He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

We invariably win battles with the LORD and our patience solidifies the importance of such an outcome. By waiting for the right time, which is “His time” we are empowering our spirit to be led by His Spirit, and in all things that will promulgate a spectacular outcome in the end.

Proverbs 20:22 tells us how wonderful to see the LORD rescuing us and bless us with His favor! When we do things our way, we will end up defeated, but waiting on God…well now… that is an entirely different scenario, hereby bringing about a clearly different outcome.

God is truly happy with us and will show us as He leads us on to victorious moments in and during our lifetime, as He has in all those generations ago, as He will for generations to come. And we should declare our love, our dedication and our allegiance to Him and Him alone. Never forsake Him!  As He never will forsake us. When we wait, we are showing that we aren’t ashamed of Him, and we believe in Him.  Isaiah 49:23 says that we shall not be ashamed to wait on the LORD.

We will always see God working on our behalf. Isaiah is a phenomenal book, with so many prophesies way ahead of Christ’ time. But Isaiah spoke of the God who acts for the one who “waits for Him” and will be exceedingly glad He did so.

Isaiah 64:4 – For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

I think of it this way, He loves us so much and He wants to fulfill all of His promises to those who follow Him, and love Him fully and completely, as we actively wait! We have a Mediator working out all things on our behalf!  All the time! Behind the scenes, this very moment…pursuing the best laid plans for us.

Waiting can be one of the more difficult things in the average Christians life. But alas, it is never for nought, as it is said. Nothing is in vain when we wait upon the LORD. There is no such thing as wasted time. No way!

God will use our periods of waiting for our good. He will change or redesign our circumstances while we wait upon Him. He might use the time to sift our motives and strengthen our faith or tame our behavior to be more adaptive to Christian values overall, but still, it will always be for our good.

Some things are truly worth waiting for, a woman waits nine months to give birth.  And not that I’m comparing this with a woman -but how about the God’s Creature the beautiful Elephant? The average wait time of gestation for an Elephant (African bushis 655 days!  Wow! I bet that mama is over the moon happy when that wait is over!  My goodness!

Anyhow, some things take longer than other things which is to say, all things in their due time, and His time frame. But God knows the outcome, and He realizes the full depth of our emotions as we wait. But He is in control, at all times. We cannot imagine how God will move on our behalf, but He does so, every moment of our lives, and does so exceedingly and abundantly (Ephesians 3:20).

We will see the fulfillment of our faith during our lifetime when we actively wait upon the LORD in all things. But the greatest rewards will come in the Eternity! Amen.

“Father, thank You for providing me with the patience to wait, thank You for working on things for my behalf, and may I always realize that all good things in Your time will bear fruition, and that it will always be for my good, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

 

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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4 comments

  1. You provided lessons for us to learn and guidance for trusting in His timing and resting in His wisdom to bring faith and hope to our circumstances so the outcome will be for our good and to perfect us. It builds our trust in Him over trusting in our own judgments so we don’t stumble and miss the blessings He has for us.
    Thank you for sharing this message that is beneficial to our walk with God. God bless your commitment.

  2. Cora,
    Happy New Year sweet friend!
    Thank you for your welcomed insightful commentary. I am so passionate about “waiting on God” to the point of some people’s dismay. But, I will wait for Him and His ultimate plans for my life…no getting around it, He knows us and knows all!
    God Bless you~

  3. Thanks Camille. Always best to align our lives to God’s clock. Life surrendered to His agenda and timing is so much more fruitful and peaceful. Blessings dear friend.

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