WAITING ON GOD IS ESSENTIAL TO
INTIMACY WITH HIM


  • JOHN 11  (JESUS WAITED UNTIL AFTER LAZARUS WAS DEAD) 
  • (HOW DO YOU THINK MARY & MARTHA FELT WHEN JESUS DID NOT COME RIGHT AWAY ?)

  • JOB  (HAD TO WAIT FOR GOD TO HEAL & DELIVER HIM)
  • ABRAHAM (WAITED 25 YEARS FOR GOD'S PROMISE OF A SON)
  • JOSEPH  (13 YEARS OF TRIALS, JAIL,)
  • MOSES  (40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS)
  • DAVID  (WAITED 15 YEARS TO BECOME KING)

  • WAITING IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS GOD MAKES US DO, BUT IN THE END WE ARE FAR BETTER OFF FOR IT.
      (
PSALM 66:8-12) (ISAIAH 43:1-5)
         
-"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."
                                                                                       
- ISAIAH 40:31
   
- "WAIT FOR THE LORD;
BE STRONG AND TAKE HEART & WAIT FOR THE LORD."                                                                          - PSALM 27:14
         
- "GIVE EAR TO MY WORDS, O LORD, CONSIDER MY SIGHING. LISTEN TO MY CRY FOR HELP, MY KING AND MY GOD, FOR TO YOU I PRAY. IN THE MORNING, O LORD, YOU HEAR MY VOICE; IN THE MORNING I LAY MY REQUESTS BEFORE YOU AND
WAIT IN EXPECTATION."     - PSALM 5:1-3

- "WE
WAIT IN HOPE FOR THE LORD; HE IS OUR HELP AND OUR SHIELD."
                                                                                       
- PSALM 33:20              

- "MY SOUL WAIT
IN SILENCE FOR GOD ONLY-- FOR MY HOPE IS IN HIM."
                                                                                       
- PSALM 62:5    
   
      - "
DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT COMPLAINING" - PHIL. 2:14  
                                     
- "WAIT FOR THE LORD AND KEEP HIS WAY. HE WILL
EXALT YOU TO INHERIT THE LAND."                                                      - PSALM 37:34

- OTHERS' STRUGGLES WHILE WAITING:
    -
LAMENTATIONS 3:19-26
    -
PSALM 6, 13, 22

- "...GOD... WHO
ACTS ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM."
                                                                                       
- ISAIAH 64:4    
                                                                                       
- PSALM 40:1-4

  • REASONS WHY WE SHOULD WAIT ON GOD:
- TO RECEIVE GOD'S DIRECTION AND WISDOM FOR OUR LIFE. (JER. 29:11)
- TO KEEP IN STEP WITH GOD'S TIMING (BE ONE WITH HIM)
- GOD MAY NEED TO PREPARE US FIRST BEFORE HE ANSWERS
(ISAIAH 49:2)
- TO STRETCH & STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH (TO TEACH US TO TRUST HIM)
- GOD WANTS WHAT IS
BEST FOR US (ISAIAH 48:17,18  ;  55:8,9)



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