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How Do I Wait On God

How Do I Wait On God?

Scripture Focus: "But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."  
— Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)

 Key Takeaways from the Sermon "How Do I Wait on God?"

1. Active Waiting:
   - Waiting on God is not passive; it involves active trust and obedience in His timing and plans.

2. Renewing Strength:
   - Trusting in God renews our strength, allowing us to rise above challenges like eagles, run without wearying, and walk without fainting.

3. Patience and Perseverance:
   - Biblical waiting requires patience and perseverance, understanding that God's timing is perfect.

4. Trust in God's Promises:
   - Hold firmly to God's promises, believing that He will fulfill them in His perfect time.

Reflecting on Isaiah 40:31

As we reflect on the sermon, let's dive deeper into Isaiah 40:31. Understanding how to wait on God involves recognizing that it is an active process of trusting, obeying, and drawing strength from Him.

Theological Insights

1. Active Trust:
   - Waiting on God requires active trust, aligning our actions and attitudes with His will. ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." — Proverbs 3:5)

2. Renewed Strength:
   - God promises to renew our strength as we wait on Him, enabling us to face life's challenges with endurance. ("The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace." — Psalm 29:11)

3. Patience and Perseverance:
   - Biblical waiting involves patience and perseverance, recognizing that God’s timing is always perfect. ("Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act." — Psalm 37:7)

4. Holding to Promises:
   - Trusting in God’s promises helps us remain steadfast during the waiting period. ("The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you." — 2 Peter 3:9)

Practical Applications

1. Cultivating Active Trust:
   - Engage in daily prayer and Scripture reading to strengthen your trust in God. (Matthew 6:33)

2. Drawing Strength from God:
   - Seek God's strength through worship and fellowship with other believers. (Psalm 46:1)

3. Practicing Patience:
   - Embrace patience by reminding yourself of God’s faithfulness and perfect timing. (James 5:7-8)

4. Clinging to Promises:
   - Write down and meditate on God's promises to reinforce your faith during waiting periods. (2 Corinthians 1:20)

Reflection Questions

1. Personal Inventory:
   - In what areas of my life do I need to cultivate more patience and trust in God’s timing?

2. Practical Steps:
   - What specific actions can I take this week to actively wait on God and draw strength from Him?

3. Community Engagement:
   - How can I encourage and support others in their journey of waiting on God?


Heavenly Father, thank You for teaching us the importance of waiting on You with trust and patience. Help us to actively seek Your will and draw strength from Your promises. Guide us in our daily walk and strengthen our community bonds. May we honor You by waiting with faith and perseverance, trusting in Your perfect timing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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