Friday, October 21, 2022

8 Scripture-Based Affirmations for Waiting

By: Sarah Geringer

I'm in a season of waiting, and you may be in a similar season. Many people I know are in a season of waiting or just coming out of one.

Yesterday I started saying scripture-based affirmations for waiting. I don't want my heart to get sick with deferred hope while I'm waiting. So I decided to speak God's truth over my doubts, fears, and temptations when they arise.

These are the 8 scripture-based affirmations for waiting I'm using, and you can use them too. Simply speak them out loud when you get impatient, frustrated, or discouraged by your wait. Then turn them into a prayer, affirming your faith in God while you wait

Are you in a season of waiting? Here are 8 scripture-based affirmations for waiting that will boost your faith while you wait.

1. Lord, I can be strong and take heart while I wait on you.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 NIV

2. Lord, I trust you with my future.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

3. Lord, I believe you have a purpose for my waiting season.

“I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted."
Job 42:2 NIV

4. Lord, I know you are preparing good things for me while I wait.

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

5. Lord, I believe you are sovereign over my situation.

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
Psalm 71:5 NIV

6. Lord, I will be still before you and wait patiently for you to act.

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:7 NIV

7. Lord, I put my hope in you while I wait.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
Psalm 130:5 NIV

8. Lord, I know you are acting on my behalf as I wait on you.

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
Isaiah 64:4 NIV

I pray that if you are in a waiting season, God will grow your faith with these affirmations. If you want me to pray for you, reach out to me HERE.

Blessings and God's peace to you,
Sarah Geringer 
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Reflection questions:

1. In which situations will these affirmations be most helpful to you?
2. Do you have a favorite scripture-based affirmation? If so, please share it with us!
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.


  1. Such beautiful Scriptural thoughts to preach to our souls as we wait!

  2. Renewing our mind in His Word is an amazing act of worship, a powerful tool for victory, and a transforming step for our heart and mind.


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