What It Really Means to Wait

by | Jul 29, 2019

In the footnote of my Bible it says this about waiting on the Lord: “The Hebrew word most commonly translated as wait (wait upon the Lord) is qavah, which also means ‘to tie together by twisting’ or ‘to entwine’ or ‘to wrap tightly.’ This is a beautiful concept of waiting upon God, not as something passive, but entwining our hearts with him and his purposes.”

It often doesn’t feel this way, that waiting is active, does it? It feels lonely, often, very quiet. We have to choose to believe in the midst of our waiting that God is actually working on our behalf. And we also get the beautiful opportunity in our waiting to partner with Him. We do this by entwining our hearts with His.

Becoming one with Him as we’re waiting is really the only way to survive a long, achy wait. He’s the prize. It’s Him, that is our treasure. He is the one our hearts so desperately desire. And we don’t have to wait on Him. He’s already here.

When our hearts are entwined with His, He never, ever disappoints us. Let that sink in today.