Wait On The Lord




Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalm 62: 1-2

Silently waiting for God is a lot harder than it sounds, especially when you have a lot of silly mind talk happening inside your head. I rarely get sick. I’ve been blessed with a strong healthy body all of my life, so on that rare occasion that I do get sick, it shocks me. I spent all of last week stunned, nursing some foolish lymph node infection. Waiting.

Dealing with an illness is difficult on several levels. There’s the physical pain, effects from medication, boredom, frustration, etc. Then to top it off we have to contend with satan and his minions attempting to sow seeds of doubt, confusion and defeat. As born again believers we know our healing is a done deal. (Isaiah 53:5…And by His stripes we are healed.) But that knowledge doesn’t lessen the severity of the moment. We still have to go through what we’re going through. We are forced to do something we’re not accustomed to doing – wait.

Impatience is a trait everyone is born with. It must be programmed into our DNA or something because we all want, what we want when we want it. Anyone who has ever spent time observing children knows this is true. Kids take what they want and are prepared to fight for their right to keep it. Patience must be taught. The majority of us have the rudimentary basics in place when we reach adulthood but as Christians we are expected to expand on the basics. We must reach higher levels in our development of patience because most of the battles between our flesh and our spirits are centered around patience. Because patience is so un-natural.

Waiting on the Lord is referenced several times in the Bible because our heavenly Father knows that on our own, we are ill-equipped to develop the patience of Christ.

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength..

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 37:9 ..But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.

We need the help and guidance of His Holy Spirit to renew our strength.  While I’m waiting for my flesh to acknowledge the healing my spirit has already received, I’ve decided to follow the advice of the apostle – to get happy and let patience do her thing.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1: 2-4

Be Blessed! 

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About Taylor Gilmore

Certified Spiritual Life Coach, Law of Attraction Coach, and Reiki Master Healer. My purpose is to help you heal your soul wounds, & release the fears and limiting beliefs that are preventing you from living a vibrant, joyful, abundant life. You were meant to soar.

6 thoughts on “Wait On The Lord”

  1. I hope you're feeling better by now. Waiting is definitely NOT something that I am good at. Thank you for the reminder that waiting is important for growth. =)

    Thanks for visiting the Christian Women's Blog Hop! I look forward to following you back!


  2. I struggle so much with impatience. I love every verse related to patience you posted here in this article. In fact, I cling to them an awful lot. My husband and I have had to endure one life crisis after another and the present storm we are in has lasted 2yrs….we are SO ready for it to be over. But through it all I have been able to rejoice in knowing God is refining us and that nothing falls in our lap without first going through the hands of God. This journey is all a part of His perfect and great plan. So I'll continue to wait…

    Thanks for this post. You have a lovely blog. 🙂



  3. Found you through your Stuff Christians Like link. I love your encouraging blog, so I decided to follow. I hope you will stop by and visit me too. Thanks so much!! I am excited to keep up with you!

  4. Impatience is one of my biggest weaknesses. I can't imagine what it would be like to be healthy and strong like your are so blessed to be. I've been ill for over 25 years…yuck! Maybe this is so I can learn more patience and because I'm such a SLOW learner…lol

    Thanks for coming back to our vB ChristianWomen’s Blog Hop! I look forward to reading more of your experiences a Christian!

    Becky Jane


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