We are such an impatient people and I think our impatience grows with each passing generation. Those that lived through the Great Depression learned patience of necessity. They learned to save and prepare for another time. Today we have instant everything. Instant news, instant communication.
God has not changed. We want instant God, one that answers our prayers now. We want what we want now!!
All through Scripture we see and witness people waiting on God.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Ps 27:14
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. Ps 62:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. Ps 130:5-6
Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Is 30:18
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Is 40:30-31
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lam 3:25
The Lord’s timing is not our timing. There is value in the wait. There is grace in the wait. There is growth in the wait. There is intention in the wait. There is God in the wait.
You are blessed today.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children, 3 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.