There is value in the wait…

We live in a culture that has instant news. We can Skype with people on the other side of the world. We can keep in touch with missionaries via email. We live in a culture very much immersed in self-indulgence. We want, what we want, when we want it. That is why the lottery is so successful. The chance to be rich without the wait.

We don’t like to wait in line at the grocery store. We don’t like to wait in traffic. We don’t like to wait. Period.

But, there is value in the wait.

When we pray, we want God to answer immediately. If He doesn’t answer in the affirmative, we assume He didn’t hear us.

There are valuable lessons in the wait, in the process. God’s goal is not only the destination it is also the journey to the destination.

There is value in the wait.

Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land. Psalm 37:34

Waiting isn’t necessarily passive. Waiting doesn’t mean don’t do anything. Waiting, in this context, means daily do what God calls you to do, daily learn, daily grow in Christ, all the while waiting for God to guide you to His destination for you.

There is value in the wait.

Blessings.
Diane

Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.

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