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Memory Monday – Week 59

It’s amazing to me how many verses there are on waiting on the Lord, and waiting with expectantly, yet we live in a culture where we get frustrated when we have to wait an extra 30 minutes when our flight is delayed or an extra two minutes when the traffic light turns red. It’s obvious that the topic of waiting is something I am passionate about as many of my posts are on this topic. Not waiting while whining and grumbling, but waiting joyfully and expectantly.

Psalm 130:5 is short and sweet. I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope.Β We are called to wait on the Lord with expectancy. We are to put our hope in His word. Not in the doctors report, a family members opinion, what google says, but God – and God alone. The truth is when we put our hope in anything but Jesus, we will be disappointed, butΒ hope in Him will never disappoint. Waiting doesn’t have to be miserable, it can be filled with joy and peace if we allow it. Don’t let your wait ruin you, but instead let it build you up – make the most of each day and put your hope in the one person who knows whats best for you, Jesus.

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20 Comments
  • Elisha
    Posted at 07:55h, 04 August Reply

    This has always been a favorite verse of mine. Thanks for sharing this one this week twiny! I hope you have a great day. love ya!

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  • Amie
    Posted at 10:36h, 04 August Reply

    This is a beautiful reminder! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 10:49h, 04 August Reply

    Oh what an awesome reminder. We, as a society, have lost our patience with our lives. Whether it be waiting at a red light like you said, or waiting to be out of debt (like me), we have lost our patience due to the instant gratification-type culture we live in. This is such a great reminder that waiting is ok. Wait patiently and happily.

  • Shannon
    Posted at 11:39h, 04 August Reply

    Great reminder! We live in a culture where we want now and I think it has impacted our ability to wait for God and to follow His path.

  • Alexis
    Posted at 11:40h, 04 August Reply

    I love how it says to wait expectantly. Our pastor just wrote a book called “Push: Praying Until You Get An Answer” and I was loving that title. How often do we pray for a little while and then think, “Well, that must not be God’s will for me” and move on? We’re always trying to hurry His plan! Good word this morning.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 12:45h, 04 August Reply

    “Don’t let your wait ruin you, but instead let it build you up.” So hard, but YES!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 13:19h, 04 August Reply

    Yep…waiting is definitely hard. Thanks for the great verse as a reminder to wait expectantly, Caroline!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 14:40h, 04 August Reply

    Great reminder of hope. Love. Love. Love.

  • Amy
    Posted at 16:08h, 04 August Reply

    Perfect! My verse of the day is similar: Psalms 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage and He shall strengthen thin heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.”

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 16:55h, 04 August Reply

    you write about waiting on God, having hope and trusting in Him, and it’s always exactly what i need to hear. thank you for the lovely reminders <3

  • Mel @ there is a higher hope
    Posted at 18:00h, 04 August Reply

    This is the basis of my blog: waiting with HOPE. Our hope is in God. I love that verse too. There’s so much hope and love in the book of Psalms. It’s where I went to get comfort after my miscarriage last year. Thank you so much for these inspiring words each week, XO

  • Jojo
    Posted at 18:30h, 04 August Reply

    Love this. We do need to be patient with whatever we are waiting for.

  • Finley
    Posted at 05:59h, 05 August Reply

    Yes please! Open to be built up in the waiting! If waiting means getting closer to Him I need to enjoy the waiting most definitely πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 08:49h, 05 August Reply

    I have a confession to make – I am impatient. Oh my, am I ever impatient. I will avoid a store because it’s busy. When I have to wait at the doctor’s office, though I look patient on the outside I am freaking out on the inside.

    This is something that I have been praying to let go of. There is no way I could overcome impatience on my own… only Jesus can heal me of that! I was to have patience because I don’t want to be miserable when waiting on the Lord and waiting for prayer to be answered. I want to do so with a joyful heart.

    Thanks for sharing this scripture Caroline. It obviously had an impact on me.
    xoxo

  • Liz @ Fitness Blondie
    Posted at 12:42h, 05 August Reply

    Part of waiting is learning to enjoy the now. My pastor spoke on this on Sunday when he was preaching of Jacob patiently walking through his journey to form Bethel. It’s a strong message because patience and contentment (not complacent) A wonderful message for us.

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 13:08h, 05 August Reply

    Enter the peace and calm when we can remove the grumble. Amen sister! Love the verse!

  • Jessah
    Posted at 19:08h, 05 August Reply

    As always, a great reminder. Hugs!

  • Charity
    Posted at 20:50h, 05 August Reply

    This verse speaks!! I love what you said about not letting our wait ruin us. It’s so easy to be in a constant complain mode, definitely better served waiting with expectancy and giving thanks and praise! Thanks for the reminder you sure picked a good one.

  • Tania // Run To Radiance
    Posted at 21:26h, 05 August Reply

    Oh gosh…waiting is so hard…and patience is my least favorite virtue..but I really think the Lord has grown me in this area a lot over the last two years. Another amazing post as always!

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 07:27h, 08 August Reply

    i love this post! i read it on monday and intended to let you know i love it but my internet has been acting cray cray. the verse is right on point concerning my situation. thanks for sharing!

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