Are You Waiting on God? Part Four.
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
Are you waiting on God? Put your hope in his Word! It’s easy to put our hope in people, but what happens when they let us down? We can be left feeling disappointed and hopeless. For example, a doctor may not be able to heal us, a teacher may not be able to help us learn and pass, a spouse may not be able to make us happy, and an employer may not be able to give us a job or promotion, or friends may let us down. However, when we put our hope in Christ, we can be sure that we will await confidently and be found without shame.
When we put our hope in God’s Word, we can trust that he will keep his promises. We can also be assured that he is always faithful. God is always there for us, even when we are waiting. In the Bible, there are many examples of people who waited on God. One of my favorites is the story of Joseph. While waiting for God to bring his dream to reality, He was betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery. He was accused by his master’s wife and sent to prison. He spent many years in prison but never gave up on God. When he was finally released, he became the Prime Minister of Egypt.
Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
One of the most difficult things about waiting is that it can be hard to see the end from the beginning. However, when we hope in Christ Jesus through God’s Word, we can maintain confidence, knowing we will not be disgraced. We can trust that he is working behind the scenes, preparing a way for us. Psalm 46 tells us that God is our refuge and strength. He is with us always, even when we are waiting.
Therefore, our hope in God’s Word is a source of comfort and guidance in difficult times. The Bible is also a source of hope because it tells us that God will come through for us in the end. We can trust in his promises, and we should pray for his help and guidance. God’s words are always there for us as peace, light, healing, comfort, counseling, guidance, and inspiration even when waiting. Amen. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
1. Hear me, Oh LORD, for your loving kindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of your tender mercies (Psalm 69:16).
2. Psalm 118:16; As the right hand of the Lord is exalted and performs mighty things, I declare, I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of breakthrough from the Lord in Jesus’ name. Amen.