10 Bible Verses for while you wait on God's Promises
As we wait on God’s promises, we can find comfort and assurance in knowing that he is a faithful and dependable God who always delivers on His promises.
But waiting on God can sometimes feel like a prolonged and uncertain process. There may be moments when it seems as though He is silent or that our prayers are going unanswered. During these times, it’s crucial to stand firm and remain unwavering in our faith.
Isaiah 7:9 reminds us of the significance of having a firm faith. It says, “Unless your faith is firm, I cannot make you stand firm.”
We must anchor ourselves to God and lean in even more because it is precisely during these moments that we need to cling to our faith and hold on to the truth of God’s character.
And when we stand firm in faith, we exhibit resilience and unwavering trust in God’s plans, allowing Him to work mightily in our lives.
Throughout the Bible, we see numerous examples of individuals who faced long periods of waiting and uncertainty. Abraham waited many years for the fulfillment of God’s promise of a son. Joseph endured years of slavery and imprisonment before his elevation to a position of power. The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years before entering the Promised Land.
In each of these situations, their faith was tested, but time and time again we see that God has proven Himself trustworthy and true.
He is not a God who makes empty promises or forgets His commitments. When God speaks, He fulfills. His faithfulness is unwavering to us, and His timing is perfect.
Trust that God is working behind the scenes, orchestrating every detail for our good. We can rest in the certainty that what God has promised, He will bring to pass. We have a faithful God who keeps His word and remains steadfast in His love for us.
Here are 10 powerful verses to encourage you to wait on God’s promise:
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) – but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Psalm 27:14 (ESV) – Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalm 130:5-6 (NLT) – I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV) – The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
Romans 8:25 (NLT) – But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently
Isaiah 64:4 (NLT) – For since the world began, no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!
Micah 7:7 (NIV) – But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Hebrews 10:23 (ESV) – Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful
Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV) – For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Embrace the season of waiting
As we learn to trust God’s faithfulness and wait with hope, we’ll experience His presence in new and powerful ways.
So let’s embrace the season of waiting, knowing that God’s promises are true and that He is faithful to fulfill them.
As it says in Isaiah 30:18 (MSG), But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones.
May we be among those who are lucky enough to wait upon the Lord and receive His abundant blessings.
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