We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His Holy name. May Your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:20-22
In this passage of Scripture, we see three different ways the TRUE BELIEVER should be WAITING for God’s intervention, when they are facing difficult times. It is mankind’s nature to be impatient, so when this happens, a lot of the time, God teaches us to WAIT on Him!
The first way of WAITING on the LORD; is to WAIT in HOPE for God’s divine intervention, to HOPE for His DELIVERANCE, because He is our HELP and our SHIELD. When we have this KNOWLEDGE of ALL that He is, we then can have ASSURANCE and FAITH that He will DELIVER us. It might be a HARD LESSON, that we NEED to LEARN, but He WILL DELIVER US, because of our HOPE in Him. So, we MUST WAIT IN HOPE.
The second way of WAITING on the LORD; is to WAIT with REJOICING in our HEARTS, because we TRUST in His HOLY NAME. The POWERFUL name of JESUS CHRIST, the ONE and ONLY Son of the LIVING GOD. Acts 3:16, tells us how POWERFUL the Name of Jesus is: “By FAITH in the Name of JESUS, this man whom you see and know was made STRONG…” It takes FAITH on the part of the TRUE BELIEVER to TRUST in His HOLY NAME, and it is ACCORDING to the PERFECT WILL of ALMIGHTY GOD, that we can REJOICE and TRUST in Him and His Name, because He is FAITHFUL to His own.
The third way of WAITING on the LORD is to WAIT, PRAYING for His UNFAILING LOVE to be with us in EVERY SITUATION, because we put our HOPE in HIM. If you are a TRUE BELIEVER, my question is: Do you WAIT on the LORD’S DEVINE INTERVENTION, by following these three ways? If you don’t, you NEED to start TODAY.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God. Then it would not do you any good to even PRAY for your situation, until you become a part of GOD’S FAMILY. David, in Psalm 66:18, tells us this: “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would NOT have listened.” Which tells us that in order for God to HEAR our prayers, our HEARTS NEED to be CLEAN, and to do that you MUST come to God for the SALVATION of your soul.
You MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that HE is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and WAIT on the LORD with HOPE, REJOCING, and PRAYING for His UNFAILING LOVE to rest on you. And TRUSTING in His POWERFUL and HOLY NAME. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!