Isaiah 40:31 ESV
“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.”

We pray to God and expect an answer, immediately. When He doesn’t answer, we say God is too busy or He is saying no. Sometimes God is just saying wait, just hold on and wait until He puts a few things in order in our lives or in the situation we are praying about.

We are a microwave society, we want everything in an instant. We have high speed internet but wonder what takes it so long to search for information. Some of us may remember what we had before computers or internet.

Our devotions are rushed as well. When I first started sending devotions I was told the shorter, the better. Church is no different, we want the preacher to preach in fast forward or make the message short so we can get out of church and go do what we want to do.

This impatience explains the number of Christians, who go around, daily, seeking for miracles and fast remedies to their solution. We forget that the Bible is filled with believers, who waited and held on, in spite of their problems, such as Abraham, Joseph and Job. Holding on to their faith, even when it seemed God was not paying attention.

Abraham waited twenty five years for the promise of God to be fulfilled in his life. Joseph suffered abuse, false accusations, imprisonment and betrayal while waiting thirteen years for the revelation of God to be manifest in his life.

Job waited in severe pain and suffering and in devastating loss for God’s deliverance for months, some believe it could have been a year.

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength.” In other words, good things come to those who can be patient enough to wait on God, so He can send a perfect answer in just the right time.

Father, I won’t ask for patience but teach me to wait for You, in Your time.

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