Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord. -Psalm 27:14
Nobody likes waiting. We can liken waiting to being on a really long flight and having to sit there until you reach your destination. We start off excited but after some time passes, we grow impatient, especially if you have long layovers. Heaven forbid you reach the destination and the plane has to go into a holding pattern. You’d probably be quite upset at this point but you kind of have no choice other than to… wait. Finally, the plane lands.
How many of us feel like we are on a long flight right now or feel like we are so close but are in a holding pattern? There are things we have prayed for, heard God speak a word or answer, but we have not seen a change in our situation yet. We have been praying for that family member to come to Jesus, or waiting on that promotion or job to open up, or for the “no evidence of disease” report from the doctor. The breakthrough hasn’t happened yet.
For years, David had many enemies including Saul who wanted to kill him but God kept him and preserved David the whole way. In the midst of that time, he cried out to God to save him, encouraged himself in the Lord, remembered what God had done before for him and praised God through it all while struggling with all the feels of the waiting until deliverance came. In it all, David found God to be his Help, his Deliverer, and his Hope.
It’s in the wait that you can practice and grow your relationship with God. It’s in the wait that you build your strength by strengthening or encouraging yourself in what God says about you and your situation, and what He’s already done. Then He will strengthen you -Double the strength!! Along with that, you will see the goodness of the Lord and will have a testimony for others to hear and see for themselves when the breakthrough comes. So don’t give up. Don’t quit. God is worth waiting on.