7 Inspiring Bible Verses for When You're Waiting

May 20, 2018 | by The Salvation Army


In our fast-paced, instant gratification world, seasons of waiting can feel extremely painful. Perhaps you’re looking for a new job but can’t seem to find the right opportunity. Or your children recently left for college and there’s a hole in your life you can’t seem to fill. Or you’re desperately wanting to have a child but you can’t get pregnant. Maybe you’re at an important crossroads and you’re waiting on God to tell you which path you’re supposed to take.

Though our experiences are different, we all face seasons of waiting at some point in our lives. If you’re walking through this struggle now, and you haven’t heard from God yet (or maybe you haven’t come to terms with His answer), we hope these Bible verses will bring you comfort, hope, and peace. Our God is faithful and he has a plan for you, even if it feels like you’re stuck somewhere you didn’t want to be in the first place. Hold on to His word, there are brighter days ahead.

1. Isaiah 40:31

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

2. Romans 12:12

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."

3. Lamentations 3:25

"The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him."

4. Psalm 27:14

"Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD."

5. Micah 7:7

"But as for me, I will look to the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me."

6. James 1:12

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him."

7. Psalm 130:5

"I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope."

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