Can you really wait on God ‘expectantly’?


Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3 (NIV)

Do you know what the problem is with this verse? I dislike waiting. It’s like how long do I have to wait to have the funds to fix my roof or service my car or do some extra studying? How long do I have to keep saying the same things over and over to Nathan? How long will I continue to be embarrassed by this constant menopause sweating? Are you hearing me Lord? Are you feeling my pain?

David was a strong man (well, he was strong until Bathsheba came into the picture). He praised God during the good times and extra praised Him during the really bad times. Whether enjoying the light or shaking in the dark, David always put God first and trusted He would take care of him at all times, especially when it came to protection from enemies. Most important of all, I think David was a professional when it came to waiting expectantly on God.
We know God hears us even though it may not look that way. We know He is there for us not only during the morning but also at noon and evening times.  What we don’t know is if we can truly positively hold on expectantly until our requests become reality.
Waiting is seriously hard stuff but I am going to try to learn a thing or two from David this week … who’s with me?
Food for thought (and for comment sharing )
  • How do you wait?
  • What do you do while you’re waiting?
  • Do you think that God has forgotten about you while you wait?
Photo by Gale E
Photo by Gale E


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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

3 thoughts on “Can you really wait on God ‘expectantly’?”

  1. Our requests might never become reality, but that is what faith and belief are to me- that maybe there is a plan different from the one I have. We never know the true power of prayer-but I do believe it is important to keep praying. The waiting can be hard and not losing faith challenging, but we keep going.

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