Read : Psalm 70
"Make haste to help me, O Lord!" the psalmist David prayed. Like him we dont like to wait. We dislike the long lines at supermarket checkout counters, and the traffic jams downtown and around shopping malls, we hate to wait at the bank or restaurant.
And then there are the harder waits; a childess couple waiting for a child; a single person waiting for marriage; an addict waiting for deliverance; a spose waiting for a kind and gentle word; a worried patient waiting for a diagnosis from a doctor.
What we wait for, however, is far less important than what God is doing while we wait. In such times, He works in us to develop those hard-to-achieve spiritual; virtues of meekness, kindness, and patience with others. But more important, we learn to lean on God alone and to "rejoice and be glad" in Him (v.4)
F. B Meyer said, "What a chapter might be written of God's delays! It is the mystery of the art of educating human spirits to the finest temper which they are capable. What searching of the heart,what analyzings of motives, what testings of the word of God, what upliftings of soul...All these are associated with those weary days of waiting which are, nevertheless, big with spiritual destiny.
God streches our patience to enlarge our soul.