“Waiting Here for You” – Monday Musical Musings


Waiting can be so difficult. Waiting for a special person to arrive. Waiting for an event or special occasion. Waiting. UGH! And yet, in most every situation, we must wait.


IMAG1492There was plenty of waiting in the Scripture. Noah waited for the rains to begin after building the ark. Abraham waited for the birth of his son. The Hebrew nation waited for their release from slavery. King Darius waited all night long to see how Daniel fared against the lions.


Mary and Martha waited for news that Jesus was coming to heal their brother. The disciples waited in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Saul waited in Damascus for a word from Jesus after his blinding encounter. Every believer since Jesus returned to heaven has been waiting for His return.


Unfortunately, waiting is part of life and I suspect that it is as difficult for you as it is for me.


When I read the words to this song, I am drawn to the correlation between faith and waiting. Each person mentioned above would not have been able to wait without faith in what God was doing in their lives.


It’s the same with us. The biblical definition of faith can be found in Hebrews 11:1 (NIV). “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”


As a believer of Jesus, my hope is found in Jesus and is to one day spend eternity with Him in heaven. But I believe that’s the easy part. It’s what I don’t see that trips up my faith. Not knowing how God is working on or in a situation that causes me to stumble.


So what are we to do? Wait. It’s not the time to take matters into our own hands. Let’s remember that God has it. He is in control. He has a plan. Let’s allow Him to do His work and give Him praise when it’s all come to light.


The best news I can share this morning is that when my faith quivers, God’s faithfulness remains firm. There are plenty of passages to back up this statement if you need proof (Deuteronomy 7:9, 1 Kings 18:36-39, Isaiah 25:1, Lamentations 3:21-23, 1 Corinthians 1:9, 2 Thessalonians 3:3, 1 John 1:9).


As you read through these lyrics and listen to this song, let’s be determined to wait on our faithful God. We can expect great and mighty things when we do so.


“Waiting Here for You”


If faith can move the mountains
Let the mountains move
We come with expectation
Waiting here for you, I’m waiting here for you

You’re the Lord of all creation
And still you know my heart
The Author of Salvation
You’ve loved us from the start

Waiting here for You
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it’s You we adore
Singing Alleluia

You are everything You’ve promised
Your faithfulness is true
And we’re desperate for Your presence
All we need is You


Singing Alleluia
Alleluia, singing alleluia, alleluia


Click here to listen to Christy Nockels’ version of “Waiting Here for You.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] “Waiting Here for You,” Words and music by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, and Martin Smith, Worshiptogether.com, Sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing and Curious? Music, 2011.

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