What Does The Bible Say About Waiting For God And His Mercy?

What Does The Bible Say About Waiting For God And His Mercy?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Psalms 24:5, 21 – Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long. […] The innocent and the upright have adhered to me: because I have waited on thee.

Psalms 32:20 – Our soul waiteth for the Lord: for he is our helper and protector.

Psalms 54:9 –  I waited for him that hath saved me from pusillanimity of spirit, and a storm.

Psalms 62:2 – O God, my God, to thee do I watch at break of day. For thee my soul hath thirsted; for thee my flesh, O how many ways!

Psalms 118:166 – I looked to thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved thy commandments.

Psalms 122: 1-2 – To thee have I lifted up my eyes, who dwellest in heaven.  Behold as the eyes of the servants are on the hands of their masters, As the eyes of the handmaid are on the hands of her mistress: so are our eyes unto the Lord our God, until he have mercy on us.

Isaiah 8:17 – And I will wait for the Lord, who hath hid his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Isaiah 26:8 – And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul.

Isaiah 30:18 – Therefore the Lord waiteth that be may have mercy on you: and therefore shall he be exalted sparing you: because the Lord is the God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Isaiah 33:2 – O Lord, have mercy on us: for we have waited for thee: be thou our arm in the morning, and our salvation in the time of trouble.

Lamentations 3:24, 26 – Heth. The Lord is my portion, said my soul: therefore will I wait for him. […] Teth. It is good to wait with silence for the salvation of God.

Micah 7:7 – But I will look towards the Lord, I will wait for God my Saviour: my God will hear me.

Titus 2:11-13 – For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,


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