The work of waiting

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27: 14 When I find myself waiting for answers or waiting for God to respond, it would be advisable to view this work of waiting as necessary preparation to receive the answer. It is not always easy to wait as I strain against my natural instincts to know now. Nevertheless, at times to wait is all that God asks of me. In God’s wisdom I do believe this is an opportunity for me to grow in faith and learn to respond with trust and hope in God’s faithfulness rather than on my own need for gratification. God as I wait help me to discover the value and gift discovered only through waiting.