“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the Lord.” Lamentations 3:25
I don’t know about you, but patience has never been one of my stronger virtues. I often find waiting for something or someone quite difficult. In my childhood years, it was sheer torture to wait for Christmas day to finally arrive. In our ever moving, fast paced society, waiting is a discipline that many of us struggle with. We all find ourselves in waiting, every day we must wait in line at the grocery store, in traffic, or wait on a phone call, text message or wait for dinner.
Waiting can bring a sense of expectation and anticipation. There are times that I see God answer my prayers right away. Then, there are those other times when my prayers linger and answers seem far away. I begin to question God: Lord, why haven’t You answered my prayers? What are you waiting for? You’re taking too long and I just don’t understand why.
In recent days, I am learning that waiting is a discipline that God can use in my life to teach me to trust in His timing. Often, it is through waiting that I grow to understand more about His character. Waiting has helped me realize how much God loves me and to know the desires he has placed deep inside my heart.
If you have asked God for answers but find yourself waiting longer than you planned, take a moment now to thank Him in advance for His answer. Trust in Him and know that He is working in you. Keep waiting on Him and remember that “the Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”