Wait on the Lord

Psalm 130:5 says, “I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.”

Wait on the Lord…

Have you ever been there?

Waiting for:

answers? change? the chaos to slow down? a simple sound or whisper from God?

So, it feels lonely in the waiting. 

I remember sitting on the bathroom floor one time begging to hear just a simple whisper from the Lord. We were going through some of the worst financial struggles we’ve ever faced, living with friends, and feeling like the Lord had walked away. 

I was feeling what the Psalmist said when he wanted to simply dwell in the house of the Lord forever. How he said he was like a deer panting after water. I was thirsty spiritually, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. I was lonely, and it wasn’t because of lack of friendships. I felt as if the Lord had left me alone. 

The answers felt far away or even worse, non existent. The silence was absolutely deafening. 

Have you ever been there?

The ONLY thing I wanted in those dark and hard days was to hear his whisper. 

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
Psalm 42:1
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
Psalm 42:1

Then I came across this verse Psalm 130:5, “I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.”

This word wait is so unique, and gave me pause. 

Wait here is the Hebrew word “qavah.”

It means to collect or bind together

How strange to think about waiting and collecting and binding together. I’ve dwelled with these words the last few days. 

wait on the Lord, bind my hear to thee

How does collecting, binding and waiting go in the same line of thought?

Then it came to me: 

  • When your arm is broken, the doctor binds it up. Then you wait for it to heal.
  • You cook a pot of soup and fresh bread to take to a neighbor you collect ingredients and bind it all up and take it over to them. And this is when your neighbors wait with anticipation for the food to warm them with comfort and hospitality.
  • When you pray for deliverance, peace or answers… you bind them all together and put them in God’s hands… as you wait on Him. 

Another thought that came to mind in this dance between waiting and binding was the age old hymn

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” it says,

Oh to Grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be

Let They goodness like a fetter,

Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.

Prone to leave the God I love.

Here’s my heart Lord, take and seal it,

Seal it for They courts above.

Our hearts must be bound to Jesus, because they wander terribly. They don’t like to dwell consistently, because we like to pursue our own thing whenever possible. 

If we are waiting on the Lord, we are binding our hearts to him. It is then his promises to fill us with joy, peace, deliverance, and so much more. 

The next conversation you enter…

The next meal you make…

The next prayer you say…

Bind it up and lay it at the foot of the cross.

So, tell me what do you need to bind up and hand to the Lord as you wait?

Waiting on the Lord requires us to hear from God. And for this reason, these audio devotionals were created. Download now to walk through this journey binding your needs up and giving them to the Lord.

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