Indeed, let no one who waits on You will be ashamed. (Psalm 25:3, NKJV)
To those who learn to wait on the Lord it is promised that they will not be put to shame. Are you disappointed and unsatisfied with your life and your walk with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? Do you search for rest, peace, joy, strength, and victory? If you do there is a simple way to get to that blessed life you desire – wait on God with hope.
Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14, NASB)
Personally this is a great promise to hold onto and wait for with hope. It, like many promises in Scripture, can be waited for time and time again because it is a continuous promise. If we drink the Living Water we will never be thirsty; never is there disappointment in Christ Jesus. Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” (John 6:35, NASB) This promise can also be waited for continually. We come to Christ and He becomes our Sustainer. We can wait in hope for Him to meet our physical needs (I also believe this to be a statement that our spiritual needs are met as well in Him). The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10, NASB) Jesus will never give us something other than the best; we can wait in hope for His abundant life to be revealed in our lives. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3, NASB) Our spiritual needs are taken care of. If we believe each one of these Scriptures we can wait for God to make them visible in our lives. We may not see any progress at times, but we can trust in His word. We may feel like we are lacking in some area presently. Not a single person needs to be unfulfilled in life. But we know that we can wait on the promises of God. Wait on the Lord.
When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2, NKJV)
We find in this text that pride will lead to shame. The contrary is also true in that when we are humble (poor in spirit) we will not be put to shame. So a choice is presented to us: we can be prideful, which leads to shame; or we can be poor in spirit which leads to wisdom. Let us make the choice of developing Christian character and allow God to build in us poor in spirit character. Wait on God with hope.
Do you struggle with any of the Bible promises mentioned in this section? If so pray and recognize God’s character and focus on His wonderful love for you. Trust in Him. Wait on God and trusts His promises because they bring you hope.