“And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18

I had an “aha” moment while reading the Bible this week. I have only heard and have said, “wait on the LORD.” We say, “Wait on the LORD,” and for good reason, there is a multiplicity of scriptures saying to wait on God. However, I have never heard anyone tell me that the LORD will “wait on me.” This scripture says that God will wait on us so he can be gracious to us.


God has moments when He will wait for us.

God will stay true to His word; He will reign with judgment, but will also extend mercy to us who deserve penalty. Our loving Savior wants to give us a reason to be gracious and merciful; He wants to give us time to repent. He is patient, longsuffering, and kind. He is ready to meet us with graciousness and love. It is up to us to turn our hearts toward Him today.

The latter end of this scripture is what we all know so well, “blessed are all they that wait for him.” We are told that we will be blessed when we wait on the Lord.

Either way today, there is blessing. There is blessing when the LORD waits for us and there is blessing when we wait on the LORD.

If God has been waiting for your yes, would you give Him your yes today? If He’s been waiting for you to come back to Him, would you make your way back into His loving arms? If God has been waiting for you to cast your care upon Him, would you give Him your burdens so He can care for you? He is there in the waiting, go to Him today; He will meet with you.


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  1. Sister, I really love this word, can share your thoughts with others from time to time.