“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.”
There are differences in how and why we wait, especially when it comes to the Lord.
Within the pages of the Word of God, there are at least three different phrases about waiting and the Lord.
Wait For The Lord
“I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.”
The word “for” denotes waiting with the Object or the purpose of the Object. It means intending to belong to, or be used in connection with something or Someone.
Have you ever felt like you were waiting for the Lord to show you exactly what He intends for you to do? That is when we must wait while hoping in His Word for He is sure to speak direction as we look to Him in faith.
Wait On The Lord
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
The word “on” signifies being attached to or unified with.
When we faithfully wait on the Lord, we are showing those around us that we are attached to or unified with Him.
Wait Upon The Lord
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
The word “upon” implies being in complete or approximate contact with.
Waiting upon the Lord renews our strength because in order to do so, we must be in contact with Him.
We have the opportunity to call upon Him in prayer as we wait for Him to move in our situation or storm.
Wait for, on, and upon Him today, and every day.
Exodus 37-38 | Matthew 23
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