What Does Psalm 27:14 Mean?

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 27:14(KJV)

Verse Thoughts

Patient endurance, as we wait for the Lord to work in the difficult circumstances of life, encourages our faith in God to be strengthened. Conversely, faith is often tested in those long and painful seasons of life, when patient endurance is called upon as we trustingly wait for the Lord to act, submissively waiting on the Lord's promises to be fulfilled in prayer, and praise, and thanksgiving.

We need to confidently wait for the Lord to act on our behalf, knowing that His promises are 'yes' and 'amen' in Christ Jesus, and we need to faithfully wait on the Lord with psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, making music to the Lord in our hearts with thanksgiving and praise.

When we are abiding in Christ, our inner heart is empowered, and our courage is enlarged. When we are resting in His love, our soul is strengthened by the Spirit of the Lord, for His strength is made perfect in our restful weakness.

When we take God at His Word and trust Him unquestioningly, despite our inner fleshly nature and outer distressing circumstances which scream at us to do something, we will be enabled, from within, to wait on the LORD and be of good courage. For we have been promised that He shall strengthen our heart.

"WAIT, I say, on the LORD."

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, too often my old sin nature calls on me to take hold of the reins of my life instead of abiding in You and resting in Your promises. Help me to learn to wait on You and to be of good courage, knowing that You are in perfect control of my life and all I am called upon to do is to quietly wait for You to act on my behalf and to confidently wait on You with prayer and worship and a heart of thanksgiving and praise. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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