What You Need To Know When You Are Tired of Waiting on God

Tired of Waiting on God

When you have truly come to the place where you feel tired of waiting on God, hearing words like “Your time is going to come” or “look at Job, he had to wait too” does little to no help at all.

You don’t quite want to hear how someone else waited for 20, 30 or 40 years before their blessing came when your heart is hurting. Especially when you need God to move now and it seems like he is doing nothing.

It’s not that you are trying to rush him, it’s just that the wait and the agony inside of you feels unbearable as if it’s burying you. You get tired of crying, you get tired of thinking, you get tired of praying and you get tired of waiting on God.

So what do you do?

God I Am Tired of Waiting

In your heart, you don’t really want to leave God. You don’t really want to stop serving him but finding the strength to keep believing and to keep holding on and to keep fighting, is like a battle inside of you that you feel you are losing.

I believe this is how the psalmist felt In the book of Psalm 43:1 when he cried out:

God, where are You when the wicked surround me?

Where Are You God!

Where are you God when everything is going wrong? Where were you God when I cried out to you? Where were you God when I needed you? God Where Were You?

The psalmist did not know how or when God would deliver him. He felt like God was not there. His soul was cast down. He was depressed. He was hurt. He was tired. But in spite of all of this he said I will still hope in God.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Jerimiah 43:5 (Read the entire chapter to get the full feel of his cry to God)

He had to speak to his soul. He had to encourage himself.

Remember Who God is

During the wait, you have to remember who God is. The bible says;
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. Jeremiah 10:12

Deuteronomy 7:9 says:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Remember God’s Promises

Isaiah 41:10 says:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Hebrews 13:5 says
 “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”

Psalm 34:15 says:
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry

Jeremiah 29:11 says:
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

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When Waiting Hurts

I know when you have been waiting, especially when you have been waiting and hoping for a long time that it can become discouraging. But the Bible teaches us that waiting on God is part of the process.

However, We have to know in our heart that “God Will Not Fail Me”.

We have to be like King David and say;
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Even though we are weak, weary and tired we have to speak God’s word over our lives and over the situations, we may be facing.

And if you say, Denise I have been doing this and still no change has come. I know it feels like a heavy burden but you have to know and believe that God is carrying you through.

You may not see the change in the physical, but a change in the spiritual is taking place and in due time it will manifest itself if you don’t give up.

There was a time when I felt so discouraged. I felt like what’s the use in praying. I found myself gradually backing away from praying because it seemed like no change was taking place until God placed a special word in my spirit regarding prayer.

You have to remember that God will not ever abandon you.

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What you are feeling is just that, it’s only a feeling and it is not truth. The truth is God is going to bring you out. He is going to deliver you. He is going to make away for you. God is going to help you.

God is faithful to his word and he is faithful to his promises. He is not a man that will lie. He is God and he is going to help you.

It takes faith to keep believing God when you don’t see any change coming. It takes faith to keep standing on his word when you don’t even feel his presence. It takes faith to keep holding on to him and trusting him when the desire that you yearn so deeply for has not been fulfilled.

But through this God is building and strengthening your faith. And if you wait on the promises of God every one of them will be fulfilled in your life.

God is going to show himself strong on your behalf if you do not quit. The Bible says to wait patiently on the Lord. This is what God requires of you, to continue to wait patiently on him.

Hope in God no matter how things may look or feel-He will not fail you!

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My Prayer for You

Heavenly Father in Jesus name I come to you standing in the gap for the person who is reading this prayer right now.

I pray God, that you would renew their hope in you. Don’t let the Devil steal their hope nor their joy.  I pray that when they are tired of waiting on you God, that you would strengthen them to stand.

Whatever it is that they have been waiting on, Father I pray that you would take full control and let your will be done.

Loose blessings from on high.

Open up the flood gates of heaven and let it rain upon their lives.

Everything that is broken begin to fix.

Doors that have been closed, begin to open.

Show them your power and your might.

We love you and we thank you. You are our God now and forever and we praise your Holy name. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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Thank you! You’re prayer made my tears flow. Waiting for a lifetime is hard! Praying and not getting healed of 2 chronic incurable diseaaes (that folks don’t even speak of) yet still faithfully serving is hard.! Praying for years for your child’s salvation & they want no part of God is hard! Watching your friends & others enjoy all the nice things in life while u have to REJOICE over old used things as if it we’re NEW all your life is hard! Watching sinners do better than you while you have surrendered your life to Christ is hard! Fighting… Read more »

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Hello Denise. God is blessing you. I have watched Him bless others throughout my lifetime. But I am definitely losing all hope of Him blessing me. I am tired of praying. Because it seems the more I pray, the worse life gets. I have gone through so much pain and suffering, over the years, that no amount of prayer and faith will ever change my life for the good…let alone for the better. My struggle began at the tender age of three and has endured to the present day, at the age of 56. I know God loves those who… Read more »

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Anonymous

today – I am fatigued 🙁
I’ve been praying and fasting for breakthrough – but there’s radio-silence. I just can’t anymore. Not for right now.
Instead, I’m just gonna do nothing and wait.

RG
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RG

i want to give up quit and know despite it He will be faithful and deliver. i dont want to dwell on the situation anymore and the only way i think i can is by walking away from it and saying i give up if its coming its coming . and even have to think about it anymore until it arrives because i am being brought to exasperation, that which God tells earthly fathers not to do to their children, and im also near hatred of whats happening. I dont care if God empathizes anymore or if he hears or… Read more »

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Anonymous

Thanks a lot .its really what I needed to hear (read)

KAREN WILLIAMS
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KAREN WILLIAMS

Amen! You blessed me sister Denise! Feeling tired but I am trusting God that all the pieces are coming together.

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Tracy

Thank you for this, please know it doesn’t matter the size of your following, God is using you specially to reach those who need Him most, in His perfect timing. In my discouragement, I find joy and hope encouraging you today. From another child of God to you, God is doing great things through your blog. You have just encouraged me, someone God called for a purpose greater and bigger than I am qualified or deserving of, you have just blessed someone who has denied themselves of so much to follow Christ, you yourself are a blessing and God’s mouth… Read more »

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Loretta

Seeds and the farmer are the very wort words the Holy Spirit have been stirring in my spirit along with Faithful God!!! Everyday we need to pray,speak, soak(deposit) seeds of prayer, faith, promises, and blessings into lives! Our lives, our neighbors, our friends, our enemies! It does not matter who just do!!! We are to be faithful planting and God is faithful to His word He will bring in the harvest! So in Jesus name lets get busy and sow some spiritual seeds!!! Your post strengthen me and I pray my deposit from the Holy Spirit strengths you! Have a… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

I read the first few paragraphs of this particular blog and started crying my eyes out. I have been facing SO MUCH at once in my life and it was like finally someone gets what I’m facing and going through with this waiting on God. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and prayer. While I’m still in the waiting season I will definitely keep coming back to this blog as a reminder and for encouragement. Thank you

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Thank you for taking the time to share this post ??

Deb Nevins
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Deb Nevins

Denise, thank you for writing. You hit the nail on the head for me every time. Your encouragement and faith revive my faith when I need it most.
May God shower you richly with favor and blessings.
In Christ,
Deb