25 Great Christian Waiting Quotes

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There are so many great waiting quotes that help to put things in perspective when we find it hard to be patient. The Bible has some great quotes about waiting and direction from God on why we wait. All Christians are waiting to some extent as our true home is in heaven. I hope you enjoy these quotes about waiting and encourage you to be patient in what ever situation you find yourself in today.

Famous Quotes on Waiting

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle Abraham Lincoln

He that can have Patience, can have what he willBenjamin Franklin

All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. –Woodrow T. Wilson

How much of human life is lost in waiting?Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bible Quotes on Waiting

Isaiah 40:30-33 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.

Psalm 37:9 For the evildoers shall be cut off,  but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

Psalm 37:34  Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off.

Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Galatians 6:9And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Philippians 3:20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Charles Spurgeon Waiting Quotes

“Stand still” – keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.” 

If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people- Charles Spurgeon

Those who do not hope cannot wait; but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Waiting QuotesChristian Quotes on Waiting

My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership. James Dobson

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be. – John Ortberg

If any are inclined to despond, because they do not have such patience, let them be of good courage. It is in the course of our feeble and very imperfect waiting that God Himself, by His hidden power, strengthens us and works out in us the patience of the great saints, the patience of Christ Himself.Andrew Murray

Quite honestly, most people are quick to “write someone off.” But our God is a God of the second chance. Learn from One who is patient with you, and you’ll learn to be patient with others.Woodrow Kroll

He may delay because it would not be safe to give us at once what we ask: we are not ready for it. To give ere we could truly receive, would be to destroy the very heart and hope of prayer, to cease to be our Father. The delay itself may work to bring us nearer to our help, to increase the desire, perfect the prayer, and ripen the receptive condition.- George Macdonald

To wait on God means to pause and soberly consider our own inadequacy and the Lord’s all-sufficiency, and to seek counsel and help from the Lord, and to hope in Him (Psm. 33:20-22; Isa. 8:17)… The folly of not waiting for God is that we forfeit the blessing of having God work for us. The evil of not waiting on God is that we oppose God’s will to exalt Himself in mercy.- John Piper

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. – George Eliot

Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. – Peter Marshall

What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them…we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly.- A.W. Tozer 

Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It’s the same in the Spirit. People who don’t understand God’s timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don’t get His rhythm – and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams. – T. D. Jakes

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Resources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”www.dailychristianquote.com,www.youtube.com- ” While I Am Waiting”- John Waller

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Jack Wellman June 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

One of the men you quoted is one of my very favorites…Charles Spurgeon. I feel like that the devil is always in a hurry but God takes His own sweet, sovereign time and His timing is the most perfect. Thank you Josh. Well done.


Mary Ausdahl May 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That’s cause he’s walk’in a ‘time’line with God…hope someone gets the pun:}


ayeh January 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

thanks for this quotes. 🙂


Dhom January 24, 2012 at 3:03 am

Thanks for this quote is very helpfull for me to learn more about the word of God.


Shannon Abrams June 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

These waiting quotes were very helpful for me because I feel in my spirit that I am about to have a major breakthrough in my life. I have not be a very patient person in general so waiting on GOD has taken a lot of discipine, prayer, and faith. I am so thankful for all that is being done behind the scenes (on my behalf) that have not been made visible/tangible to me yet! I encourage anyone that is waiting on GOD to submerse themselves in the word and pray for the understanding and purpose for your battle. There is great victory at the end of this “waiting” journey. I know my victory is coming! I will be sure to update everyone on my testimony as soon as my breakthrough comes. I pray to be an encouraging message to someone. Until then I will be “waiting”………….. God Bless


Okezie Adim-Madumere July 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm

thanks for this comment, this walk is hard but i know its worth it.
im a 19 year old at kilgore college, in east texas, i havent even heard of the school before deciding to pursue attending there two months prior to the spring semester. Anywho, my high school head football coach threw away letters i had for D1 schools, so i was tryna be vigilant looking and trusting in man to help me instead of praying and trusting in God, needless to say in failed in that attempt, and took a year off ball, my freshman yr. Spring semester i decided to walkon in the spring at Kilgore College, and a “friend” happened to go there with me. After the first week of workouts, i guess the combination of him getting into it with a coach (my friend told me that the coach said he and me were going to get cut, but i believe he was lying) and him thinking that he wanted to pursue his endeavors elsewhere, and tried to persuade me to quit too. In my heart i wanted to stick it out, but my logic told me to leave; i eventually gave in. that moment i felt on February 14, 2012, was probably the lowest moment of my life. From that moment, i have grown physically and spiritually awakened and stronger. I believe the Spirit told me to share my testimony, and i know that God WILL revive my blessing, its all of a matter of when… But i have to remember that we’re on His time… i know my breakthrough is coming, and will keep yall updated…


Evang. Moses E. N Achu July 16, 2012 at 3:29 am

Glory to God, I read dis Josh’s work. It has really imparted my Christian life. I ‘ll wait patiently, till d Lord lifts d delay. But, am persuaded that He ‘ll perfect d good work He’s begun in me


Sunil Munshi August 23, 2012 at 3:52 am

Yes the article was very good and helpful


Ramesh October 6, 2012 at 4:46 am

Glory to God,a very encouraging topic which orderly put by u. God bless u,


anitha November 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

it gives peace to us whenever we read,glory to our only living god


Cheptoek December 3, 2012 at 3:14 am

I feel delighted and happy in writing such quotes, for it gives me a lot of spiritual strength to handle day to day challenges.
Thanks a lot for the great work you are doing.


paul chatakondu December 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Praise God for the comfortable words which really can help for the right pspath finders to stregthen their faith and continue to wait upon the Lord till His 2nd coming. Kindly pray me to have that faith till my last breath. God bless U all posted their views. PAUL CHATAKONDU Hyderabad India.


AKAPO MICHAEL December 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

This site is highly Inspirational I wants more of that. God bless u


Isabella Kobusingye April 8, 2013 at 12:38 am

Glory be to God for these words of Wisdom. Am blessed to know that God works to those who patiently wait. Praise God


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toni July 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

I am going through a very trying time in my life. My family who I thought was strong and close knit, have fallen apart. I need all of you saints to pray for me and my family, pray that god show up and show out and calm the seas. I am in so much pain , that sometime when I pray that all I can do is moan.please pray for me ask the lord to let me sleep and stay steadfast, until he delivers me out of this crisis. god bless.


Rev Arotiba July 2, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Its a wonderful thing to spend time in reading this quotes,because it helped in times of great spiritual weakness .


63dayswithSarah November 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

I lost my daughter 63 days after her birth. I was and remain devastated. In a VERY odd coincidence, (*I was in India) the Katy Perry song “Wide Awake” was playing on Youtube, I had never watched the video, or really listened to the lyrics very closely. But, for some reason I was drawn to the song when I noticed she said “I am Born Again” and then, “I’m letting Go Tonight,” and at that lyric, a firework shot out of her chest. She then had a flash back, of what I assume to be her younger self, but in my mind I saw my Sarah, as a little girl, and me (a man, but, Katy Perry.) I finally accepted that it was I who went to her bedside daily, cried, prayed, pleaded, to have her life improve. Little Katy even stands up to people for big Katy when she is unable to anymore due to being so worn out…. Like my Sarah did for me. Finally, at the ending, little Katy waves goodbye, and big Katy is sad, but, then a butterfly flies by…. I asked God to please do as he saw fit, and no later than my “in your name” did the phone ring, alerting me to her decline.
Side bar, I was the kid, every school has one, that was the “chosen.” Teased, tormented, bullied….. Fast forward 20 years, and my exiting Logan International, of all people to contact me, the bully leader….? Offering to help, act as a surrogate. She did, and we now have Katy, she is almost seven months old. We are working on a sibling for Katy…. (amazingly, unlike most US surrogates, she asked for nothing, literally nothing, accept my forgiveness for her treatment of me growing up.) COURSE I DID!

Although not in the Bible, as I held her close knowing she was leaving this Earth soon, I whispered in her ear, “please forgive Daddy for being selfish and pushing you to fight so hard, I just did not want to see you go, I hope we can meet by the swings, watch for me, and Ill be watching for you my baby girl” she passed shortly after.


Heidi May 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

I am so thankful for these quotes! Waiting for the right man gets hard, but I’m SO thankful for a God who hears my desires, and gives what I need in due time 🙂 thanks so much for taking the time to encourage me!


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