Spurgeon Devotion Today-Waiting On The Lord-Plus Comment On It

Wait on the Lord.”

- Psa_27:14

It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick-marching are much easier to God’s warriors than standing still. There are hours of perplexity when the most willing spirit, anxiously desirous to serve the Lord, knows not what part to take. Then what shall it do? Vex itself by despair? Fly back in cowardice, turn to the right hand in fear, or rush forward in presumption?

No, but simply wait. Wait in prayer, however. Call upon God, and spread the case before him; tell him your difficulty, and plead his promise of aid. In dilemmas between one duty and another, it is sweet to be humble as a child, and wait with simplicity of soul upon the Lord. It is sure to be well with us when we feel and know our own folly, and are heartily willing to be guided by the will of God. But wait in faith.

Express your unstaggering confidence in him; for unfaithful, untrusting waiting, is but an insult to the Lord. Believe that if he keep you tarrying even till midnight, yet he will come at the right time; the vision shall come and shall not tarry. Wait in quiet patience, not rebelling because you are under the affliction, but blessing your God for it. Never murmur against the second cause, as the children of Israel did against Moses; never wish you could go back to the world again, but accept the case as it is, and put it as it stands, simply and with your whole heart, without any self-will, into the hand of your covenant God, saying, “Now, Lord, not my will, but thine be done. I know not what to do; I am brought to extremities, but I will wait until thou shalt cleave the floods, or drive back my foes. I will wait, if thou keep me many a day, for my heart is fixed upon thee alone, O God, and my spirit waiteth for thee in the full conviction that thou wilt yet be my joy and my salvation, my refuge and my strong tower.”

Beloved, it is not easy to learn to wait on the lord, as the devotion says,.....it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching.

I recall I posted a while back a message called, " The Waiting Chambers of grace' and "Waiting Can Feel Like Hell'.
I have learned much on waiting 90% of the time that is the lords response to me, why? It builds faith, teaches us endurance, keeps us balanced, bears fruit, patience is a fruit of the Spirit.

In the coming days it will seem harder and harder to wait, as we see so much going on, it is easy to run ahead of the lord, or wait and do nothing, balance. Once your told wait, wait in joy, once told OK, Go, than do as told. It is our Boot Camp, the devotion uses the analogy of a soldier and rightly so, we are in the lords army. It is never easy to be told, No, not now, wait, but we must follow the lord. Our lord knows what he is doing, so we can rest in peace knowing his ways are above our ways, he knows all, we know little.

Webster defines wait as;

WAIT, v.i. [The sense is to stop, or to continue.]

1. To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary, till the arrival of some person or event. Thus we say, I went to the place of meeting, and there waited an hour for the moderator or chairman. I will go to the hotel, and there wait till you come. We will wait for the mail.

2. To stay proceedings, or suspend any business, in expectation of some person, event, or the arrival of some hour. The court was obliged to wait for a witness.

3. To rest in expectation and patience.

4. To stay; not to depart. 

5. To stay; to continue by reason of hindrance.

To look watchfully.

We can see from the words meaning a strong connection with waiting and faith, it really does build our faith, Peter, James wrote on this, patience teaches us faith and faith helps us to endure anything, battles, problems, hassles, and self.

Number 3, says a deep truth;

3. To rest in expectation and patience.

This is like Heb 11:1 what faith is. We are being put on hold in so many ways, it is to build faith and teach us to be patient, so do not give up when you are told, No, Note Now, Wait, rest in this 100% and you will have faith, love, joy. 

Jas 1:2  Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;

Jas 1:3  Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.

Jas 1:4  And let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing.

Jas 1:5  But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Jas 1:6  But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.

Jas 1:7  For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord;

Jas 1:8  a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways.

2Pe 1:4  whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.

2Pe 1:5  Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge;

2Pe 1:6  and in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control patience; and in your patience godliness;

2Pe 1:7  and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love.

2Pe 1:8  For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Pe 1:9  For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

2Pe 1:10  Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble:

2Pe 1:11  for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


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