Bible Verses for Waiting

If you find yourself in a season of waiting, it can be hard.  It’s easy to get discouraged.  When other’s seem to be getting all the things you desire and God keeps telling you to wait.  Trust me, waiting for God’s timing in all things is worth it.  He has a plan and purpose for everything in your life.  Just because He is asking you to wait now doesn’t mean He won’t bring the good things you desire into your life later.  And when you wait for His way and His timing it will be so much better than anything you can imagine.
If God is telling you to wait, I just want to tell you that you aren’t alone, even though at times it may feel like you are alone.  One of the best sources of comfort during these times is God’s word.  We can find strength and comfort in God’s word to keep on waiting for  His good purposes to play out in His perfect timing.  As you wait, I want to share with you some of my favorite verses that have helped me in my times of waiting.

Bible Verses for Times of Waiting

“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!” (Psalm 27:13-14)


“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)


“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.” (Isaiah 40:31)


“The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” (Lamentations 3:25)


“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)


“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.” (James 5:7-8)


“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. (James 5:11)


And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)

I pray these verses will encourage your heart and give you strength.
If you have any favorite verses that have helped you through hard seasons of waiting, I’d love to know which verses!  Share in the comments the ways and verses that God has used to encourage you during seasons of waiting.

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