“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”(Psalm 27:14 KJV). There are very hard words for an impatient person or even anyone who has been in the waiting period for a long time. A long time is not a month or a year or two. Many define a long time as more than a decade. Time, an element of the natural realm, erodes your faith in the wait. But the Lord is faithful and He will speak to strengthen you and release those golden treasures of revelation to assist you in the wait.
One Sunday morning, I was wondering what scripture to meditate on for the day. I was directed by the Holy Spirit to read Romans chapter 8. I said to myself that I have read this many times before. But I was obedient and as I read there were certain scriptures that were embedded in my spirit that would come up. Obviously, I did not get the message because then I was directed to read the same chapter in the Message version. At that point certain words stood out like steps on a ladder.
The first words that I saw were “there is a new power in operation.” My thoughts immediately went to the Holy Spirit doing a new thing in me. “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9 KJV). The next words were “simply embrace what the Spirit is doing in us.” I began to wonder if this was a new time or season to see another aspect of God’s purpose and plans. Even if I didn’t understand what the Spirit was doing, the instruction was to embrace it, which meant to accept it and trust in Him. Too many times we tend to reason with instructions, which the enemy injects into our mind to initiate disobedience coupled with doubt that leads to unbelief. “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.” (John 16:13 KJV).
As I continued reading, I saw the words that gave me a revelation of waiting. “Waiting does not diminish us. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become.” The word diminish means to reduce or make smaller. But the Spirit is doing a new thing by adding to and increasing the capacity of whomever with whatever as He chooses. “Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.” (Psalm 135:6 KJV).
The next words were “when I get tired of waiting, God’s Spirit is right there helping us also.” There are times when you feel like you are alone. You know the Word and apply it by speaking it. You know that the Holy Spirit is your Comforter. You even know that they are angels are assigned to you. You know all of this, but it does not change how you feel. Remember that your feelings are fleeting and temporal and are subject to change. Do not let the enemy trick you or move you out of position by having your emotions control you. Stand and withstand on the Word of God.
The last words were “He knows us far better than we know ourselves, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” He knows the great deposit and investment that He has made in and with us even if we are not aware. Many have not realized how much has been invested in their lives and the return is about to birth for the Kingdom of God. “Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiates 3:11 NLT). You are labor ready! That is why the Holy Spirit brings you into His presence behind the veil every time you have a false contraction sent by the enemy to abort the greatness of God that is within. So, wait on the Lord. He is the one who decides the season and the purpose of your life.
“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete,
(James 1:3-4 NLT)
“The Lord will work out his plans for my life, for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”
(Psalm 138:8) NLT).
© December 2012
by Becky DeWitt