Top 10 Bible Verses About Waiting on the Lord
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Top 10 Bible Verses About Waiting on the Lord

Waiting is hard. We live in a world that is constantly moving and asking us to keep up. Our culture tells us that if we want something, we should go out and get it; that we should be proactive and take control of our lives. But the Bible tells us a different story. Over and over again, Scripture tells us to wait on the Lord. To be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10).

What Does It Mean To Wait On The Lord?

When we are patient and wait on the Lord, it means that we trust in His promises. He will never leave us or forsake us, and His timing is always perfect.

Bible verses about waiting on the Lord tell us to be patient and trust in Him.

Waiting on the Lord doesn’t mean we do nothing while waiting. We are still called to live our lives with purpose and joy. But as we wait, we can rest assured that God is faithful, and He will work everything out for our good.

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Bible Verses About Waiting On The Lord

It is hard to wait on the Lord when we are going through difficult times. We want relief, and we want it now. But the Bible tells us that sometimes we need to wait on the Lord. Here are 10 Bible verses about waiting on the Lord.

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Psalm 27:13-14

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.

Lamentations 3:25

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him.

Isaiah 30:18

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand

James 5:7-8

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

Psalm 27:14

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

Therefore I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
My God will hear me.

Micah 7:7

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
6 My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

Psalm 130:5-6


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In conclusion, we must remember that waiting on the Lord is not a passive act. It is an active declaration of trust and faith. When we wait on the Lord, we are saying that we believe He is good and that He has our best interests at heart. We are choosing to trust Him even when the circumstances look bleak. So, the next time you find yourself in a season of waiting, be encouraged that you are doing exactly what God has called you to do. Write down these Bible verses about waiting on the Lord or bookmark this page so you will have it as a reference the next time God calls you to wait upon Him!

Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.