At times the hardest thing we must do is to wait. Patience is a virtue they say, but it is not a virtue that we come by naturally. Waiting for God to move in a situation can be a frustrating time. In our “microwave” society, we want answers now! Having a patient spirit is something that we develop over time and through trials.
James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
The process for patience is pain. However, after we have had our faith put to the test over time, we begin to see the hand of God move on our behalf and our faith is increased. Therefore, our ability to be patient increases. Then the work of patience in our lives teaches us to wait on the Lord.
James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
God desires to develop in each one of us a patient spirit. It doesn’t come easy and goes against everything that is in our flesh. However, if we learn patience, life can be a much less stressful. Always being in a hurry, for successes, for answers and the movement of God, can get our heart out of tune with the Lord and can even put fear in our hearts. Rather than developing patience we develop a lack of faith; which can bring us fear.
When you don’t get the answers to your questions, take the time needed to wait on the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.