Will Those Who Wait on the LORD Suffer From Stress?

WAITING

“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.”
–Zephaniah 3:8

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
–Psalm 27:14

MANY articles begin as an answer to a comment, a question or a remark made to this writer about some aspect of Christianity.

However, occasionally an article will take flight from an INTERNAL COMMENT OR QUESTION.

This secondary source provided the inspiration for THIS piece.

It began as an internal discussion in one’s mind.  “We’re told to wait on the LORD. Wonder what that’s all about?”

Thinking along those lines soon led to the question of “I wonder if people get stressed from waiting on the LORD?  NOBODY likes to wait: they get stressed about most other times they have to wait.”

After thinking on this question for a short while, it was apparent the answer to the question was “NO!”

And the answer was a fairly straightforward one: heathens do NOT wait on the LORD.

Heathens do NOT believe the Word of God: therefore, they do NOT wait on the LORD.

Why would they?

Believers ‘wait upon the LORD’ because they are commanded to do so in God’s Word–and believers also know that this present time is not a very good time to be disobedient.

So, believers refer to the many verses from God’s Word to WAIT.

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.”
–Lamentations 3:25

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
–Psalm 27:14

“And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”
–Isaiah 30:18

“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
–Psalm 37:7

There are over 100 MORE like these four preceding ones.

So, waiting on the LORD is not like it’s an afterthought or some throw-away, here-today-gone-tomorrow notion.

Believers wait upon the LORD because that is what they are instructed to do.

AND believers try their best to follow the instructions contained in the Word of God.

The pagan idol worshiper probably would feel STRESS and ANXIETY at waiting on the LORD.

BUT, the pagan idol worshiper would probably NOT wait on the LORD, so he would bypass any possible stress and anxiety from doing so.

IN FACT, to answer another of the many questions raised during that internal discussion, the ONLY people who are feeling STRESS over waiting on the LORD?

The counterfeit Christians (the tares).

They look and try to act as they believe real Christians would look and act.

BUT they just do NOT have God’s Holy Spirit to help them through any rough or tough times.

HAS the reader EVER “waited on the LORD“?

WHY or why not?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 7, 2022.]

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