Lamentations 3:25 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times.

Waiting seems to be an endangered species. Faster internet. Faster food. Faster cars. People don’t have the patience to wait on anything. We have lost the ability to defer gratification for our addiction to the immediate. Waiting is a lost discipline that is necessary for our spiritual evolution.

I remember as a child wanting something to eat and mama would run me out of the kitchen saying, “dinner will be ready in a little while just go in there and wait.” I was about to ruin my dinner because I didn’t have the discipline to wait.

It’s good for us to wait for God because often times our solutions don’t match his salvation. What God is bringing doesn’t compare to what we are contemplating. We just have to wait.

1. God is good to the one that passionately waits. Waiting of God is active and not passive. James said that when we ask something of God we must believe that he’s able to deliver what we have asked. With everything you have within you, there must be an unwavering belief that God is going to come through.

2. It’s good to quietly hope for help from God. We mess up our blessings when we go around complaining about what we are waiting on. It’s good to quietly hope in God. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. Quiet hope cannot be mocked by the enemy because he doesn’t know what I’m waiting on. My help is coming from God I just have to wait!

3. It’s a good thing to stick it out through hard times. These have been some of the most difficult times for believers economically and spiritually. But if we can stick it out while we are young we will benefit when we are older. There’s a blessing on the other side of this.

Dear God,
Thank you for coming through for me again and again. This thing has to break! We will get through these hard times. I believe with everything I have that help is on the way. Please forgive us of anything we have done to prolong the wait. Cleanse us and correct us so we will be ready for the day of our release. Renew my strength and give me wings like an eagle because I am waiting on you!

In Jesus Name,

Amen