When the heart loses hope

And when patience it wears thin;

When prayer stops or ceases

It’s when we’re despondent from within.

The waiting period frustrates us

And it feels like its forever,

When we’ve been patiently waiting for an answer

But feel it will come never.

But when faith perseveres in our trials

And when patience becomes our cloak,

He hears our cries and will respond

As His promises He won’t revoke.

But it’s all in His timing

As He knows the hearts too well,

And will use it for our testimony

So His glory it will spell.

When we wait upon the Lord

And when in Him we trust,

We’re blessed beyond comprehension

When patience is a must.

If every prayer was answered

And in our timing too,

We’d take for granted everything

In all we say and do.

But by waiting on the Lord

And by persevering in our prayers,

He refines our character within

As He reveals His loving care.

He delivers us in a timely manner

And does not forget our plea,

And for those who wait there’s something special

That He’s prepared for us to see!

(C) P.B. 2021

“I waited patiently for the Lord;  And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.  He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.  He has put a new song in my mouth – Praise to our God;  Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.”  Psalm 40:1-3

“Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done;  And Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order;  If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”  Psalm 40:5

“Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.”  Psalm 40:11

“Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;  Let such as love Your salvation say continually, ‘The Lord be magnified!’”  Psalm 40:16

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;  They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:31