When it comes to waiting, the Bible has a lot to say. Perhaps that’s because waiting is such a common human experience. We wait in line at the grocery store, we wait for our favorite TV show to come back on after the commercial break, and we even wait for the day we’ll finally get married or have kids.
The Bible often speaks about waiting. For example, in Genesis, Abraham waited for many years to have a child with his wife Sarah. In the book of Exodus, the Israelites waited for deliverance from slavery in Egypt. And throughout the Psalms, David often cried out to God, waiting for His help and guidance.
Waiting is not easy. It can be frustrating, lonely, and even scary. But as Christians, we know that God is always with us, even in the midst of our waiting. He knows our needs and He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
When we wait on the Lord, we can trust that He has a good plan for us (Jeremiah 29:11). He is sovereign and in control, even when things seem out of our control. And He will use our waiting to grow us and mature us spiritually.
Waiting is an important part of the Christian life. It is a time when we prepare our hearts and minds for what God has in store for us. It is also a time when we can grow closer to God as we seek His will for our lives.
Waiting can be difficult, but it is important to remember that God is always with us. He knows what we are going through and He will never leave us alone.
So whatever you may be waiting for today, know that God is with you. Trust in His goodness and His plan for your life. And don’t be afraid to wait on the Lord, for He is always faithful.
Bible Verses About Waiting
1. Psalm 119:95
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
2. Jeremiah 20:10
For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
3. Psalm 106:13
They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
4. Jonah 4:5
So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
5. Psalm 119:84
How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
6. Psalm 59:3
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.
7. Joshua 8:9
Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people.
8. Luke 3:15
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
9. Proverbs 24:15
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
10. Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
11. Habakkuk 2:1
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
12. Exodus 24:14
And he said unto the elders, Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur are with you: if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them.
13. Ruth 3:18
Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
14. Acts 17:16
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
15. 1 Samuel 10:8
And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.
16. 2 Peter 3:13
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
17. Luke 24:49
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
18. 2 Samuel 15:28
See, I will tarry in the plain of the wilderness, until there come word from you to certify me.
19. 1 Corinthians 11:21
For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
20. 1 Corinthians 1:7
So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
21. Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
22. Zephaniah 3:8
Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
23. Judges 16:2
And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.
24. Psalm 10:8
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
25. 1 Corinthians 11:33
Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
26. Acts 28:6
Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
27. Luke 2:25
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
28. Revelation 6:11
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
29. Luke 23:51
(The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
30. 1 Samuel 20:19
And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.
31. Exodus 5:20
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
32. Habakkuk 3:16
When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.
33. 2 Samuel 16:1
And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
34. Deuteronomy 19:11
But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:
35. Revelation 21:1
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
36. Isaiah 51:5
My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
37. Isaiah 65:17
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
38. Mark 15:43
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
39. Ezekiel 44:26
And after he is cleansed, they shall reckon unto him seven days.
40. Numbers 9:8
And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.
41. Luke 12:36
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
42. Hebrews 6:15
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
43. Jeremiah 5:26
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
44. 1 Kings 20:38
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.
45. Hebrews 9:28
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
46. Psalm 37:32
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
47. 1 Thessalonians 1:10
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
48. Exodus 7:15
Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river’s brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
49. Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
50. 1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
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