So God is my teacher, I am the student, and the lesson is . . . waiting.
"Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord."
What am I called to do during the waiting time? Be strong. Take heart.
"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits. and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning."
What am I called to do during the waiting time? Put my hope in God's word and pro-actively watch for the Lord to work.
"In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice. In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation."
What am I called to do during the waiting time? Lay my requests before the Lord and expect Him to answer ~ not in a presumptuous "Answer me!" kind of way. But knowing God loves me and as a parent knows what is best for a child, He desires to do what is best for me. When the time is just right.
"Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You. Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
My soul yearns for You in the night;
in the morning, my spirit longs for You."
What am I called to do during the waiting time? Continue to walk closely to Jesus, seeking His glory to be seen through me. Longing for Him, desiring Him, lifting Him up.
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
Do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes."
What am I called to do during the waiting time? Be still and wait with patience. Don't look at what others are doing or not doing (or houses that may be selling when ours isn't :).
"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.
May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
even as we put our hope in You."
What am I called to do during the waiting time? Wait in hope! Rejoice in the Lord, trusting in who God is ~ Redeemer, Savior, Father, Provider, Rock, Guide, Friend . . .
Okay. It's a sure thing that there will be seasons of "waiting times", or all of these passages wouldn't be in God's word. I'm clinging to every word of every one of these verses right now. Thank you, Lord, for the instructions on HOW to wait. I want to learn the lessons well.