10 Things to do While You’re Waiting on God

10 Things to do While You’re Waiting on God

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him.

Isaiah 30:18

Perhaps the wise, seventeenth-century poet, George Herbert, said it best when he penned the words: “God’s mill grinds slow, but sure.” In today’s world of rapid response times and lightning-fast living, God’s timing can often feel excruciatingly slow during our season of waiting.

But the truth is that no matter the wait time, God is still faithful. And few things glorify God more than trusting Him in the waiting periods of life. Here are 10 things we can do to help ourselves wait well. 

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1. Still Ourselves in His Word.

When we’re anxiously awaiting a word from God, a resolution, or our breakthrough, it’s necessary for us to still not only our bodies but our minds. Putting aside time to read and meditate on His word re-centers us, quieting our weary minds and stilling our nervous hearts.  

Father, please help me to still myself in Your word as I wait. Show me truth that would soothe my troubled mind and send peace to my impatient heart. You know that I’ve tried to hurry You, even tried to figure it all out and make it happen on my own. It’s left me exhausted and agitated. Please help my restless spirit. May I be still while I wait for You to move. Amen.