What does it mean to wait upon the Lord? In the scriptures, the word wait means to hope, to anticipate, and to trust with faith. Those who earnestly put their trust in God will never be put to shame for the Lord rewards those who truly seek Him. God’s timing is always perfect. Even when we are asked to wait patiently, the patience produces in us endurance and perseverance which enables us to hold on steadfast until the Lord delivers us.