Waiting on God requires both faith and obedience. The scripture says Abraham believed God, and God proclaimed him righteous. God promised Abraham (Abram) and Sarah (Sarai) a son. But he would not receive the promise for another twenty-five years. God delivered the promised son, Isaac, and he became the father of Jacob. Jacob had twelve sons, and his son Joseph saved Abraham’s descendants in Egypt. What a testimony! If you wait in faith you will not be disappointed.
I believe waiting on the Lord is one of the most disciplined things that we will ever have to do. I have learned that true faith can wait patiently for the manifestation of God’s promises in God’s time. But while we wait, we must also obey. By faith Abraham obeyed God. And when God told him to leave his homeland, he packed up and left, not knowing where he was going (Hebrews 11:8-10). Just as it was for Abraham, your blessing lies in your obedience. What is God asking you to do? If you are obedient to do what He says, and patiently wait, you will not be disappointed.
However, you must also wait patiently. The Bible says that if you courageously wait on the Lord, He will strengthen your heart (Psalm 27:14). Why must we have courage when we wait? It is because Satan will try to discourage you by making you fearful. If you are waiting on your healing, the devil will tell you that God is not coming. You are going to die! Don’t listen to him because we serve a good God. The psalmist said, “I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined to me and heard my cry (Psalm 40:1). Friends, if you wait in faith, believing what God said and not what you see, God will fulfill His promise to you. Though He tarries, if you wait in faith, He will show up.
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