Times of waiting on the Lord are designed to be those times when our faith is stretched and our intimacy with Him is enhanced.
Have you ever noticed how many of the Psalms are written during times of waiting? The question, “How long. . .?” is found fairly frequently in the psalms, as is, “wait on the Lord.”
David is often the author of such “waiting” psalms. Waiting on the Lord is good for us. It helps us to develop patience and endurance.
Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD. Psalm 27:14
Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. – Psalm 130:5
Waiting calls upon us to exercise faith in God’s promises and to act on the basis of what God has said, rather than upon what we see.
Waiting enhances our appetite for the good things God has in store for us. It’s like those time when you can smell the food being cooked in the kitchen and as you wait you become more and more hungry. Often without waiting we would just take things for granted.