WAITING ON GOD
From the book by Andrew Murray.
THE GOD OF OUR SALVATION
"My soul waiteth only upon God [margin: is silent unto God];
from him cometh my salvation." (Psalm 62:1 RV)
THE KEYNOTE OF LIFE
"I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD." (Genesis 49:18 AV)
THE TRUE PLACE OF THE CREATURE
"These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
"That thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thine hand, they are
satisfied with good." (Psalm 104:27,28 RV)
"The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
"The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season."
(Psalm 145:14,15 AV)
"Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
"Lead me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee
do I wait all the day." (Psalm 25:4,5 AV)
FOR ALL SAINTS
"Let none that wait on thee be ashamed." (Psalm 25:3 AV)
A PLEA IN PRAYER
"Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee." (Psalm 25:21 AV)
STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE
"Wait on the LORD: be strong, and let thine heart take courage; yea, wait thou on
the LORD." (Psalm 27:14 RV)
WITH THE HEART
"Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all ye that wait for the LORD."
(Psalm 31:24 RV margin)
IN HUMBLE FEAR AND HOPE
"Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in
"To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
"Our soul hath waited for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
"For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
"Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we wait for thee."
(Psalm 33:18-22 RV margin)
"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.
"Those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the land."
(Psalm 37:7a,9b RV)
KEEPING HIS WAYS
"Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land."
(Psalm 37:34 AV)
FOR MORE THAN WE KNOW
"And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.
"Deliver me from all my transgressions." (Psalm 39:7,8a AV)
THE WAY TO THE NEW SONG
"I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
"And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God."
(Psalm 40:1,3 AV)
FOR HIS COUNSEL
"They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel."
(Psalm 106:13 AV)
AND HIS LIGHT IN THE HEART
"I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
"My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say,
more than they that watch for the morning." (Psalm 130:5,6 AV)
IN TIMES OF DARKNESS
"I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob; and I will
look for him." (Isaiah 8:17 AV)
TO REVEAL HIMSELF
"And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and
he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and
rejoice in his salvation." (Isaiah 25:9 AV)
AS A GOD OF JUDGMENT
"Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee.
"For when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn
righteouness." (Isaiah 26:8a,9b AV)
"The LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him."
(Isaiah 30:18b AV)
WHO WAITS ON US
"And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and
therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy on you: for the LORD is a
God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him." (Isaiah 30:18 AV)
THE ALMIGHTY ONE
"They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up
with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and
not faint." (Isaiah 40:31 AV)
ITS CERTAINTY OF BLESSING
"Thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for
me." (Isaiah 49:23b AV)
"Blessed are all they that wait for him." (Isaiah 30:18 AV)
FOR UNLOOKED-FOR THINGS
"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the
ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for
him that waiteth for him." (Isaiah 64:4 AV)
TO KNOW HIS GOODNESS
"The LORD is good unto them that wait for him." (Lamentations 3:25 AV)
"It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the
LORD." (Lamentations 3:26 AV)
IN HOLY EXPECTANCY
"Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my
God will hear me." (Micah 7:7 AV)
"Simeon...was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy
Ghost was upon him."
"Anna, a prophetess,...spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in
Jerusalem." (Luke 2:25,38 AV)
FOR THE COMING OF HIS SON
"[Be] ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord." (Luke 12:36 AV)
"Until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which, in his own time, he shall
show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of
Lords." (1 Timothy 6:14b-15)
FOR THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER
"And...commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for
the promise of the Father." (Acts 1:4 AV)
"Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment and wait on thy God
continually." (Hosea 12:6 AV)
"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
"He only is my rock and my salvation." (Psalm 62:5,6a)
"My soul, wait thou only upon God!"