Nothing tries our faith like waiting on God for answers to prayer. Waiting tests our submission to Him as our trustworthy Authority. Waiting is not necessarily resignation from all activity; it is submission to God’s better idea. Waiting on God means that all of our life is brought under God’s umbrella of authority and direction. If we run ahead of God, we will be painfully chastened by turmoil, exhaustion, and failure. God speaks to us and gives us hope and that hope is what enables us to wait on Him. God does not want just our minds to wait upon HIM but also our souls. We must lay down our own ambitions in order to receive the promises of God.
Waiting requires trusting that God knows, even when we are feeling impatient. Again if this where you find yourself today. Let your mind wander…..about the hope that can be found through Him; the trust that you can place in Him because He holds the answers to all things; the peace that surpasses understanding; the excitement that you will feel once you can see how God has been sitting right beside you in the waiting room all along; and most importantly, to the perfect timing of His answer when it does finally come.