But those who wait for the LORD will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31 (NHEB)

Waiting for an answer from the Lord can be hard at times.  So how does one go through a period of waiting?  Here are some tips:

  1. Do something else to occupy your mind other than dwelling and thinking about the situation or circumstance.  You can do something as simple as taking a walk around the neighborhood, getting together with friends, reading a book, going online to do a crossword puzzle, etc.  There are many activities you can do to get your mind off the situation.

2. Get into the Word of God and meditate on “waiting on the Lord” scriptures. For example, Isaiah 8:17, Isaiah 40:31, Habakkuk 2:3

The Book of Psalms has a lot of Scriptures.  I listed some of them here.

Show me your ways, LORD. Teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation, I wait for you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5

Wait for the LORD. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24

Our soul has waited for the LORD. He is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. Psalm 37:7

For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land. Psalm 37:9

Wait for the LORD, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. Psalm 37:34

For in you, LORD, do I hope. You will answer, Lord my God. Psalm 38:15

Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

I waited patiently for the LORD. He turned to me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

Our soul waits for the LORD. He is our help and our shield. Psalm 52:9

My soul rests in God alone, for my salvation is from him. Psalm 62:1

My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5

I wait for the LORD. My soul waits. I hope in his word. Psalm 130:5


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