Most of us can get pretty impatient when confronted with an urgent challenge and then praying, hoping and looking for God to do something. Isaiah offers a bunch of verses that include the declarations of those who are waiting upon God and promises to those who wait.
Isaiah 8:17 (NKJV) And I will wait on the Lord,
Who hides His face from the house of Jacob;
And I will hope in Him.
Isaiah 25:9 (NKJV) And it will be said in that day:
“Behold, this is our God;
We have waited for Him, and He will save us.
This is the Lord;
We have waited for Him;
We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”
Isaiah 26:8 (NKJV) Yes, in the way of Your judgments,
O Lord, we have waited for You;
The desire of our soul is for Your name
And for the remembrance of You.
Isaiah 30:18 (NKJV) Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Isaiah 33:2 (NKJV) O Lord, be gracious to us;
We have waited for You.
Be their [or our] arm every morning,
Our salvation also in the time of trouble.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 49:23 (NKJV) Kings shall be your foster fathers,
And their queens your nursing mothers;
They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth,
And lick up the dust of your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord,
For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.”
Isaiah 64:4 (NKJV) For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.