Are The Answers To Your Prayers Taking Too Long? 20 Encouraging Scriptures About Waiting On The Lord

waiting on the Lord verses
I don’t think there is anyone that really enjoys waiting for something. Think about it for a minute, do you like to wait? The answer for most of us is NO!!! We hate waiting at the doctor’s office or in line at the bus station or even in traffic, we simply do not like to wait.
What about if we have to ‘wait on God?’ Sometimes we may be praying and praying for something and maybe we even get to the place where we are not sure that God even hears our prayers anymore
1. Psalms 27:13-14
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
2. Psalms 37:34
Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
3. Proverbs 3:5-6
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.
4. Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.
5. Isaiah 40:31
but they who wait for 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.
6. Lamentations 3:25
The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
7. Micah 7:7
But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
8. Acts 1:4
And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father
9. James 5:7-8
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
10. 2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
11. Romans 5:3-4
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
12. Psalm 33:20-22
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
13. James 5:11
Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
14. Micah 7:7
But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
15. Psalm 62:5
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
16. Psalm 40:1-17 
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. …
17. Habakkuk 2:1-3
I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
18. Isaiah 64:4
From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.
19. Matthew 6:34
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
20. Colossians 1:11
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
All Scripture quotations are From the English Standard Version Of the Holy Bible
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