Don’t Lose Your Wait 
Part Two
As the scripture often admonishes us to “wait on the Lord” let’s consider what that really means.
Upon examination of the word “wait” in the OT; we find out that the word translated into the English actually came from several Hebrew words with several different meanings.

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14 The word used here is qavah – to bind together, perhaps by twisting, gather together, to collect and expect

While you and I wait for the answer, the solution, the remedy, the relief …. whatever;
we need to take advantage of the collective unity and bond of love among other believers.

For example: we have a promise from the Lord, we are believing the Lord for a certain outcome, we are believing the Lord for a particular breakthrough … while we wait we should be binding together with other believers … sharing our faith…our promise …our dream.

We need each other. We need to “quavah” … bind together.

In regards to spiritual warfare; the Apostle Paul was inspired of God to write, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6: 18

As we “wait on the Lord” we pray one for another, intercede one for another.
Wait on the Lord … together.

“And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.” Leviticus 26:7-8

Another use of the word “wait” is found in Psalm 59:9
“ Because of His strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense.”

In the Hebrew this is shamar– to hedge about, to guard, to protect, preserve.
So, while we wait on the Lord; we just have to let the devil know that he isn’t stealing what God gave to me!

Ain’t no devil going to steal our promise!
We’re going to guard it, protect it, put a hedge around it …build a wall…

How do we do this? We must do it with our dedication, our consecration, and our commitment to holiness, obedience, and submission to God and His Word.

He is our defense … He is our protection …. He is our Rock…
(go ahead and sing it right now, ‘Jesus Be A Fence Around Me’)

Yet another use of the word “wait” is in Psalm 62:5:
“My soul wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.”

This uses the Hebrew word; daman – to be astonished, to stop

While we wait on the answer, the solution, the remedy, the breakthrough; every once in a
while we just need to stop and be astonished.

Stop, (wait on the Lord) and appreciate the Blesser of our souls!

Stop … and count the many, many blessings and benefits that He has already loaded onto us,

stop … and think of His goodness and favor,

stop … and remember … I’ve had to wait before … and the Lord came through,

stop … remind ourselves …The Lord is Faithful,

He did it before and He’ll do it again!

Another use of the word “wait” is in Psalm 69:3.
“I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.”

While I’ve been waiting … yes; I have been crying … praying so much that my throat is sore
The Hebrew word used is yachal – to hope.

My hope is in Him; not in what I can do and not in what I can control.
Most things are out of our control. (think about it)
However; we can be faithful, make responsible choices, humble ourselves before God,
and be patient … “You are my hope”
As we “wait on the Lord”, we must trust His timing for His will to be accomplished in us.

Another use of the word “wait” is in Lamentations 3:26
“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
The Hebrew word is “dumam” – quietly wait, silently wait.

“Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

There will be times; as we wait on the answer, the solution, the remedy … We should just stop talking and listen. God may be giving us instructions and guidance as we wait.

Yet another use of the word “wait” is found Isaiah 30:18.
“And therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.”

The Hebrew word is “chakah” – to adhere to or to attach to.

Every promise, every prophetic word, everything the Lord has said will come to pass …
hold on to it … ‘don’t lose your wait’.

Don’t let anybody or anything take it away!
Not doubt,
not fear,
not negative communication from others,
not the devil’s lies,
not the circumstances that we see with our natural eyes.
“We walk by faith; not by sight :)” II Corinthians 5:7

And another use of the word “wait” is in Psalm 37:3-7.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him:”

The Hebrew word is “chuwl” – to twist or whirl in a circular or spiral manner …to dance

While we wait we must continue to worship and praise the Promise Giver.

So when you see somebody dancing in praise; you may first think that everything must be well with them, they don’t have any problems, or they just got the victory, the answer, the remedy, the healing…….

Maybe … maybe not … maybe they are still waiting. As they wait they have chosen to “chuwl” while they wait.

Somebody… you finished reading this … perhaps you ought to “chuwl” right now!
Believing; as you “wait on the Lord”.

So whatever you do … “don’t lose your wait”.

Bind together in faith with someone, put a wall around that promise and protect it, think about the goodness of God, count your blessings, and give Him praise, put your hope in Him alone – lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, be still and know that He is God, adhere to your promise – attach yourself to this Word of Faith, dance, worship, praise your way through “the wait.”


D L Rogers