Wait on the LORD

Psalm 27:14
– The Bible (KJV) –
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the LORD.

Psalm 37:7 – The Bible (KJV) –
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him…

Psalm 130:6 – The Bible (KJV) –
My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

This pooch is waiting. He looks a little worn and weary, but he’ll stay put. He knows his master is coming for him.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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23 Responses to Wait on the LORD

  1. jannatwrites says:

    That dog is too cute! Those scriptures do seem to to go with the photo. I need to read Psalm 37:7 often, because I don’t ‘patiently’ do much of anything…I could use the repetitive reminder.


    • Patience comes little by little as we learn its benefits. Even then, it goes so much against our human nature that we tend to resist it. God is like the horse whisperer, He is patient with us. I think perhaps this is how we begin to appreciate patience, experiencing the sweet patience that God extends to us.

      Thank you for stopping by and for your candid comment. I, too, struggle to wait patiently. Rather I wait tapping my foot. 🙂 And looking like the pooch. I’m still a learner. Blessings to you, Janna…


  2. trisha says:

    i wish i had his loyal heart! that heart which can pine and die for his master.


    • Aw. I think you have a heart that is loyal to one that is loyal to you. Humanly, this is about the best we can achieve. God, on the other hand, loves us, who are not consistently loyal.

      Thank you for your visit and your comment. Blessings to you, Trisha…


      • trisha says:

        i know that with my own experience, we may desert God but God never deserts us. Her hand is always on ours, eager to help.


  3. If I wait on the Lord, do I get a big tip? If so, send him to Johnny Rockets on Miami Beach where my daughter is a waitress.


    • I have found that there is truth in what others have said: You cannot out love or out give God. People that have trusted Him all report the same experience. I, too, have learned that God is the most generous rewarder anywhere, out shining all others. He never disappoints. His “tips” are over the top. No one treats me better than Jesus. Yes, Carl, if you wait on God with a pure heart, not for your own gain or profit, you will receive tips overflowing so that your pockets cannot hold it. This is probably one reason that atheists are unable to sway Christians once they have tasted the goodness of God.

      I can always count on you for a laugh, Carl. I will pray for blessings to fall into your daughter’s serving experience at Johnny Rockets. May her pockets be filled. Blessings to you, Carl…


      • Of course you know they serve lasagna in heaven because us sneaky Italians made a deal . I think it is in Mark where Jesus says “He who wishes to be first [in the Kingdom ?] must first learn to be last and the servant of others.


      • You sneaky Italians! Lasagna, you say? Pass the plate, please. 🙂


  4. flyinggma says:

    Our old dog Sven used to wait at the bus stop each day for the kids to come home from school. He’d walk with them out to the stop each morning.

    I’m not very good a waiting. I like to fix things and keep moving.
    Blessings, Jeanne


    • I understand your wanting to fix things and move on. This is my nature, too. Sometimes I have fixed things I wished I’d waited on God to fix. There are times to act and times to wait for guidance. I pray to know when to act and when to wait.

      Most dogs are loyal. The dogs we have owned were also patient. Not all dogs have the same characteristics. I guess this is why some breeds make better pets, and I think mixed breeds are sometimes the sweetest ones. I was touched by the patient but concerned look on the face of the dog in the photo. I think God prefers us to wait confidently, but He knows us well. It takes us a lot of concerned waiting before we learn to trust. Blessings to you, Jeanne…


  5. SuziCate says:

    I’m laughing at Carl’s comment…he’s so funny!


  6. planejaner says:

    oh sweet puppy.
    Oh, sweet, faithful God.


  7. Bonnie says:

    What a sweet comparison that we can all understand and relate to. I love the picture, too. Blessings to you, Carol Ann.


  8. pattisj says:

    We should be as faithful to our Master, as dogs are to theirs. Waiting is one of those lessons we all strive to learn, don’t know that we ever do it well all the time.
    I’d like to get in on the lasagna, too. We won’t have to count calories over there!


    • We are not good at waiting. Yet, wait we shall. When we learn to wait with patience, life is more beautiful than ever before. I am more patient than I was in my youth, but I am not as patient as I need to be. The more we believe that God will be true to all His promises, the easier it is to wait. I sense that you are true to God and practice waiting. I suppose that we will never feel that we are good at waiting, because we will never reach perfection until the moment Jesus replaces our mortality with immortality. Blessings to you, my dear friend, Patti…


  9. Touching image to illustrate your point. Love it.


  10. You have selected a wonderful photo to go with these scriptures Carol. Thank you!!

    I love how inquisitive the dog is looking…perhaps that’s how we ought to be, to look for more signs of our Master’s return? xx


    • Yes, I like the dog’s expression, also. He is very interested in his master’s return, as we should be in ours, and are. As the time draws near, our world seems more unfriendly, and a safe home with the LORD, more inviting. Blessings to you, Chloe…


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