WAIT IN HOPE FOR ME; I AM YOUR HELP AND YOUR SHIELD.
Waiting in itself is not a virtue.
The important thing is how you wait: in a resigned, impatient way or in hope—keeping your focus on Me.
One aspect of hope is confident expectation.
When your overarching hope is for Me, you have every reason to be confident.
I have promised to be with you always, even to the end of the age.
Moreover, at the end of time, I am coming back in glorious Power to judge the world and establish My kingdom.
While you are waiting, remember that I am your Help and your Shield.
My unfailing Love guarantees that I am always available to help you.
You access this loving help through your trust in Me.
No matter what is happening or how bad you feel, voice your trust in Me!
I have shielded you from many hardships, and I will continue to protect you.
So put your hope fully in Me, and the Light of My Presence will shine into your waiting times.
From "Jesus Today"
"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield."
—Psalm 33: 20
"And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
—Matthew 28: 18–20 NKJV
"But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever."
—Psalm 52: 8