And it will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for
Him, that He might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for Him; let us be
glad and rejoice in His salvation.”

Isaiah 25: 9

Impatience just seems to go with the territory of living in these times and in our world,
for there is a fast moving and relentlessly progressive drive that infuses life
in our culture. Thus, the very idea of waiting can seem to be highly
counter-cultural. We can be made to feel like backwards thinking and culturally
irrelevant people simply because we waited for the walk symbol before starting
to cross a street.

Consider how much harder it can be to wait for answers and solutions from someone who
measures time with a clock that is calibrated to eternity. In God, we
are also dealing with someone who views relationships as important over
results, depth of interaction over quick resolution, and spiritual growth over
individual gain. The Lord says to wait, meditate on me, pray, and listen, and
He promises to give us results. God is committed to our outcomes.

It is understandably human to become concerned, worried, and frustrated when answers,
solutions, growth, and forward movement seem to be so incredibly slow to come;
yet, God tells us that there is something more important than the solution, He
wants us to understand that trust is the true foundation of our relationship
with Him. We need to trust God to be good to His word. He will save us, in the
absolute sense of our eternal souls and in this life. We can take all that
is troubling and worrisome to God, wait and listen for His resolution, and
trust the Lord to fulfill His promises; then, we are already living in the
reality of the answer.