Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the LORD. Psalms 27:14.
One of the most difficult things to do is to wait. In this fast paced, I want it now society, no one seems to be content while waiting anymore. Do you remember the days when food was warmed up on the stove? Or do you remember when you had to wait until you got home to make a telephone call or find a pay phone? Do you remember when you called someone and you got a busy signal? You had to wait until they hung up the phone. I find myself growing more and more impatient because of the technological advances that has brought a fast pace to our everyday lives.
The difficulty we have with waiting has made us very impatient and sometimes, unfriendly when we when we are not allowed to have what we want right now. Our lack of a willingness to wait does not move God to act any faster. I have asked you this question many times, “Have you ever been in a hurry, and God wasn’t?” We must always remember, God is not going to move just because we want something to happen in a hurry; or when we throw a temper tantrum like a little child because we can’t have our way or what we want when we want it. God moves when He has determined to move. He knows what is best for us; if it means that waiting accomplishes His divine purpose and plan in us, then we need to get in line with God’s agenda and wait.
The word “wait” means to expect, to look for patiently. When God has us waiting, He expects us to trust that He has our best interest at heart. He wants us to have faith in Him, and expect Him to do what is best for us. When we, who are children of God finds ourselves exhibiting more and more patience in our lives, it is a sign that spiritual growth is taking place in our lives; and that we are trusting God to handle whatever our situation may be. God is pleased when we demonstrate our trust in Him.
The Bible encourages us to wait on the Lord. In Psalms 40:1, King David says, “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me and heard my cry.” Isaiah says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. So understand that waiting on the Lord has blessings and benefits, because God is faithful, He will not fail Himself, nor will He ever fail us. So just wait!
Your servant in Christ,