One of the most difficult things we face is waiting! Especially in our “Instapot” culture, we want that gourmet experience in microseconds! When we wait too long in a line we become irritated, if traffic is slow or stopped we become frustrated…waiting is not a high point in our culture. But God expresses the blessings of waiting in Isaiah:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Waiting on the Lord implies trust and hope in Him. When we pray we will wait on Him to answer understanding that He is working something greater. In the waiting God explains to us that He is not asleep on the job nor does He become exhausted. Trust in His understanding, His infinite wisdom, and His compassion for His children.
In the waiting, we can stop stressing and start believing God. In the waiting, we can stop complaining and start believing that God is who He says He is and that He will do what He says He will do!
I SAY TO MYSELF, “THE LORD IS MY PORTION; THEREFORE I WILL WAIT FOR HIM.” THE LORD IS GOOD TO THOSE WHOSE HOPE IS IN HIM, TO THE ONE WHO SEEKS HIM; IT IS GOOD TO WAIT QUIETLY FOR THE SALVATION OF THE LORD.