Waiting upon God

  • As the God of providence.

    Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

  • As the God of salvation.

    Psalms 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

  • As the Giver of all temporal blessings.

    Psalms 104:27 These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

    Psalms 145:15-16 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. 16 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

  • FOR
    • Mercy.

      Psalms 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

    • Pardon.

      Psalms 39:7-8 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. 8 Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

    • The consolation of Israel.

      Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

    • Salvation.

      Genesis 49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

      Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

    • Guidance and teaching.

      Psalms 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

    • Protection.

      Psalms 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.

      Psalms 59:9-10 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence. 10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

    • The fulfillment of His word.

      Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

    • The fulfillment of His promises.

      Acts 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

    • Hope of righteousness by faith.

      Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

    • Coming of Christ.

      1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

      1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

  • Is good.

    Psalms 52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

  • God calls us to.

    Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

  • Exhortations and encouragements to.

    Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

    Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

    Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

  • SHOULD BE
    • With the soul.

      Psalms 62:1 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

      Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

    • With earnest desire.

      Psalms 130:6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

    • With patience.

      Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

      Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

    • With resignation.

      Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

    • With hope in His word.

      Psalms 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

    • With full confidence.

      Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

    • Continually.

      Hosea 12:6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on thy God continually.

    • All the day.

      Psalms 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

    • Specially in adversity.

      Psalms 59:1-9 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. 2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD. 4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold. ...

      Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    • In the way of His judgments.

      Isaiah 26:8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

  • Saints resolve on.

    Psalms 52:9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.

    Psalms 59:9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

  • Saints have expectation from.

    Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

  • Saints plead, in prayer.

    Psalms 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

    Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

  • The patience of saints often tried in.

    Psalms 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

  • THEY WHO ENGAGE IN,
    • Wait upon Him only.

      Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

    • Are heard.

      Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

    • Are blessed.

      Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

      Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

    • Experience His goodness.

      Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

    • Shall not be ashamed.

      Psalms 25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

      Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

    • Shall renew their strength, &c.

      Isaiah 40:31 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.

    • Shall inherit the earth.

      Psalms 37:9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

    • Shall be saved.

      Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

      Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

    • Shall rejoice in salvation.

      Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

    • Shall receive the glorious things prepared by God for them.

      Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

  • Predicted of the Gentiles.

    Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.

    Isaiah 60:9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

  • Illustrated.

    Psalms 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

    Luke 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

    James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

  • Exemplified.

    Jacob,

    Genesis 49:18 I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

    Hannah,

    1 Samuel 1:2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

    David,

    Psalms 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

    Isaiah,

    Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

    Micah,

    Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

    Joseph,

    Mark 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

 
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