There are so many great waiting quotes that help to put things in perspective when we find it hard to be patient. (I'm thankful, because I personally do, which is why I thought it'd be immensely helpful to use a different format this month and provide a list of quotes on this important subject!)
The Bible has some great quotes about waiting and direction from God on why we wait. All Christians are waiting to some extent as our true home is in heaven. I hope you enjoy these quotes about waiting and encourage you to be patient in what ever situation you find yourself in today. (Amen to that - so be it!)
Famous Quotes on Waiting
(These two may be famous, but they don't encourage godly patience, do they?!)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle –Abraham Lincoln
How much of human life is lost in waiting? –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bible Verses on Waiting
Isaiah 40:30-33 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 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.
Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ...
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.
“Stand still” – keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.”
If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people
- Charles Spurgeon
If any are inclined to despond, because they do not have such patience, let them be of good courage. It is in the course of our feeble and very imperfect waiting that God Himself, by His hidden power, strengthens us and works out in us the patience of the great saints, the patience of Christ Himself.
– Andrew Murray
To wait on God means to pause and soberly consider our own inadequacy and the Lord’s all-sufficiency, and to seek counsel and help from the Lord, and to hope in Him (Psm. 33:20-22; Isa. 8:17)… The folly of not waiting for God is that we forfeit the blessing of having God work for us. The evil of not waiting on God is that we oppose God’s will to exalt Himself in mercy.- John Piper
Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.
- Peter Marshall
What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them…we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly.
- A.W. Tozer
He may delay because it would not be safe to give us at once what we ask: we are not ready for it....the delay itself may work to bring us nearer to our help, to increase the desire, perfect the prayer, and ripen the receptive condition.
- George MacDonald
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