“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
I love this verse. It has been a comfort and an encouragement to me many times. But recently, my aunt Ellen shared a quote about it from Paul Tripp’s blog, and the way he defines waiting on the Lord really struck and challenged my heart. I’m praising the Lord for His perfect timing in bringing encouragement to my soul and strength to my faith. Thanks for sharing, Aunt Ellen! To read the whole thing, click here.
“When your hope is in the Lord, when you’re getting your inner sense of well-being and security from him, when he’s the reason you continue even when things are hard, then you’re building your life on something that’s reliable and sure. When you’re waiting on the Lord, you’ve placed your hope in One who’s the ultimate source of everything that’s wise, good and true. When you wait for the Lord, you’re placing your safety in the hands of One whose power is unmeasurable. When you wait for the Lord, you’re getting your comfort from One whose love is boundless. When you wait for the Lord, you can be secure in the reality that he rules over all things. When you wait for the Lord, you can live with confidence because you know that every one of his promises is true. When you wait for the Lord, you can be hopeful even in weakness because you know that his grace is sufficient.
We lose heart because we tie our hope to the wrong things. What are you waiting for? To what have you tied your hope? ‘Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.'”