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Is God Telling You To Wait?

June 6, 2022
Erin Branham

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14, NLT

Why is God making me wait?

Are you asking yourself this question right now? It may not feel like God is answering your prayer right away, but His answer in the immediate is often “wait” or “trust.” It can feel hard, but there’s a blessing in the answer “wait.” Your faith is growing deeper and God is preparing you, shaping you, and making you ready to receive what you’re praying about.

I love the way the New American Standard Bible interprets Psalm 27:14: “Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.”

As we are waiting on God, we aren’t meant to be defeated, filled with anxiety over the outcome, or have distrust that God won’t do what’s best for His glory and your good.

We’re to be strong and our hearts are to be courageous. Oxford defines courage as “the ability to do something that frightens one” and “strength in the face of pain or grief.” God invites us to trust Him as we wait, and as we wait and trust, we can remember that “God is working in [us], giving [us] the desire and the power to do what pleases him,” Philippians 2:13.

If you’re in the middle of something right now, keep the faith.

Sit with God.

Pour your heart out to Him.

Tell Him everything that’s weighing you down, including the areas you’re struggling to trust Him.

Whatever you’re praying for, keep offering it back to God.

Wait expectantly – for God to answer.

And when He does answer? Be sure to thank Him, and tell everyone how He answered your prayer!

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