When your hope is in the Lord, when you are getting your inner sense of well-being and security from him, when he is the reason you continue even when things are hard, then you are building your life on something that is reliable and sure. When you are waiting on the Lord, you have placed your hope in one who is the ultimate sources of everything that’s wise, good, and true. When you wait for the Lord, you are placing your safety in the hands of one whose power is immeasurable. When you wait for the Lord, you are getting your comfort from one whose love is boundless. When you wait for the Lord, you can be secure in the reality that he rules over all things. When you wait for the Lord, you can live with confidence because you know that every one of his promises is true. When you wait for the Lord, you can be hopeful even in weakness because you know that his grace is sufficient.
We lose heart because we tie our hope to the wrong things. What are you waiting for? To what have you tied your hope? “Be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”
-Paul Tripp, A Shelter In The Time Of Storm