The Humility of Heart: Waiting on the Lord

The Humility of Heart: Waiting on the Lord


Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

In a world that often demands quick answers and instant solutions, the idea of waiting can be challenging. Patience can feel like a scarce virtue, and yet, the Bible repeatedly reminds us of the importance of waiting on the Lord. 

But what does waiting on the Lord have to do with humility of heart? In the act of waiting, we demonstrate our trust and reliance on God’s timing and wisdom. It’s an acknowledgment that we don’t have all the answers, and we are not in control of every aspect of our lives. True humility of heart is recognizing our limited understanding and submitting to God’s sovereign will.

Waiting on the Lord involves an inner posture of humility. It’s an admission that we are not self-sufficient and that we need God’s guidance, provision, and intervention. This humility is not a sign of weakness but a profound strength. It’s the strength to acknowledge our limitations and the courage to trust in the One who is limitless. 

The psalmist’s words, “be strong and take heart,” remind us that waiting is not passive resignation. It’s an active and courageous choice to trust in God’s perfect timing. It’s a declaration that we will not be discouraged or disheartened while we wait. It’s an assurance that, even in the midst of uncertainty, our hearts remain steadfast because they are anchored in the unchanging character of God.

In seasons of waiting, we may not always understand why God’s timing is different from ours, but we can be confident in His wisdom and goodness. We can have a humility of heart that acknowledges His sovereignty and trusts that His plans are far greater than our own.

So, whether you are waiting for a breakthrough, guidance, or a long-awaited answer to prayer, remember that waiting on the Lord is an act of humility. It’s an opportunity to surrender your timeline and embrace His. Be strong, take heart, and find comfort in the knowledge that God’s timing is perfect, and His ways are higher than ours.


How does waiting on the Lord reflect humility of heart? In what ways can you cultivate a deeper sense of trust in God’s timing and wisdom?

Think of a time when waiting on the Lord led to a positive outcome or a deeper understanding of His plans. How did that experience impact your faith and humility?