Psalms 27:14 – KJV – Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the LORD.
Wait in this verse implies an extended action. It is very much like the patience we are to exhibit as a fruit of the Spirit. This is an action that we are responsible for. It is a command: YOU wait on the Lord. So is the next part: be of good courage. Again, there is the understood subject of the sentence: YOU.
We must pray to summon up courage that lies dormant inside of us. It is there. When we make the effort to be of good courage, then we are given the promise that He will strengthen our heart.
A lot of times the waiting tends to discourage us rather than encourage. We must strive to be sure that does not happen. We are PROMISED that He will strengthen us if we do not give up:
Galatians 6:9 – KJV – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
One problem is that people will continue to trust the Lord for a long time and, just as the Lord is ready to send the answer, they stop trusting and try to do it their own way. They miss the reaping because they gave up. So, you may be asking, “So, when do I stop believing for what I am asking for?” The answer is: NEVER!
God normally does not give us advance notice when He is ready to answer. He just keeps telling us, “Trust Me”.
So, in the mean time, prepare yourself to reap the harvest. These times of waiting are the perfect time to work on US. Make your life more like Jesus and you will find the answers come quicker and quicker.
If you need encouraging scriptures to help you wait on God, click on the link below: Engaging the weapon of waiting upon God.