Have you noticed lately how difficult it is to be patient in this fast-paced busy life? To be asked to wait is quite a challenge for most people, for we have become accustomed to quick answers and speedy service.
“The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:25-26
Drive-thru service allows us to obtain our food, prescriptions, dry cleaning, and handle our banking business in accelerated time. Why should we have to wait when there is so much to do and accomplish on a daily basis? Our schedules and pace of life have obviously increased dramatically over the past few decades and this, quite honestly, can be a detriment and strain when we are waiting on God for an answer, blessing, or breakthrough in prayer.
The late great Oswald Chambers said it this way “One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. God takes the saint like a bow which He stretches; we get to a certain point and say I cannot stand anymore, but God goes on stretching. He’s not aiming at our mark but at His own, and the patience of the saints is that we hold on until He lets the arrow fly straight to His goal. If we are willing to remember God’s call and assurance, there need be no strain at all while we are waiting. The stretched bow time may be a time of unbroken rest for us as we are still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7
Waiting may be the most challenging thing we are asked to do by the Lord, and it may be one of the most severe tests that we may face in our walk with Him. One writer says it this way “The Almighty is tedious, but He is sure!” Lord, it is our prayer that in the hustle and bustle of this week we would stop and wait on you. Your word is so very true – “It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
He is worth waiting for,
Pastor Daron Hudspeth