Waiting on God in Prayer

Carol Young, Kids@Warren Director, Warren Augusta

Waiting on God in prayer is not easy. When there is a request you have brought to the Father time and again, and you see no activity, it is easy to feel hurt, forgotten, and hopeless. That’s when we don’t understand what waiting on God means. Isaiah 40 is a chapter in God’s Word that offers great comfort by reminding us who God is!  and infusing us with His strength as we spend time with Him! Verses 28-31 ensure us that those people who wait on the Lord will be strengthened and will be able to carry on in the faith through times of crises. How? We are infused with God’s strength as we spend time in His Word.

Campbell Morgan, a faithful minister of the Word of God from the last century, shared that we are active in the waiting. “Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.” So waiting means leaning in to God, spending time in His Word, and trusting His plan on our journey.

Weekly Reading Plan:

Isaiah 40:1-5                      How does knowing God promised Jesus bring you comfort in waiting on your particular need?

Isaiah 40:6-11                    How are your comforted knowing that God’s Word is eternal?

Isaiah 40:12-20                 What do these verses tell you about God? How does that help you and comfort you as you wait?

Isaiah 40:21-27                 What do you learn about God from these verses? How does that give you strength?

Isaiah 40:28-31                 He gives strength to those who wait on Him? What does it mean to wait on God?