I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. (Psa 40:1)
No waiting is in vain unless we see no benefit or profit from it. In the process, we tend to become weary and exhausted mentally and emotionally. Over time it makes one want to throw in the towel and call it quits. Our natural minds produce an expiration date on our impatience. This can cause frustration and put us on edge. It also causes tension amongst those we are affected by on a daily basis. It is unhealthy and is very uncomfortable at the same time. However, there is always a way but the way that we are used to has not been profitable to us. How many times have we requested assistance and had to wait patiently for it? It is the same determination with the Lord. Instead with him it’s permanent and eternal as well. It’s forever profitable and will not fail unless we allow the distractions of the world interfere. With the Lord you have direct access and communication. No longer will you have to toil with the challenges of your own efforts. Waiting on and in Christ builds faith, character and strength. Today, I challenge you to listen and wait patiently for the one who is greater than our cry.