15 Verses to Cling to in the Wait
If you haven’t figured this out already, you will spend a lot of your life waiting. Waiting for the light to turn green. Waiting to get through security at the airport. Waiting for your boyfriend to propose. Waiting to find out if you got the job. Waiting for your paycheck to be deposited into your bank. Waiting for dinner to be ready. Waiting to find out if the offer you put on your dream home will be accepted. Waiting at the doctor’s office. Waiting for that pregnancy test to turn positive. Waiting to find out if the birth mom picked you. Waiting for a healing. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
All throughout scripture, this topic of waiting is addressed and so I pulled together 15 of my favorite verses that you can cling to the in the wait. And, I created a printable for you, which you can print off from here: 15 Verses to Cling to in the Wait.
15 Verses to Cling to in the Wait
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18
“The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:24-25
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:13-14
We were given this hope when we were saved. If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” Romans 8:24-25
I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.” Psalm 40:1-2
“I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.” Psalm 130:5
“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22
“The LORD gave me this answer: ‘Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.’” Habakkuk 2:3
“Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
“So don’t be impatient for the Lord to act; Keep moving forward steadily in his ways, And he will exalt you at the right time. And when he does, you will possess every promise, Including your full inheritance.” Psalm 37:34
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” Psalm 62:5
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