But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day. The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives.
II Peter 3:8-9
How often do I allow my impatience to rule me? I expect so much from God, but I expect it all on my own schedule. I say, “God is late” or “God didn’t come through for me” when, in reality, He is far more patient with me than I am with Him.
I have often heard the saying, “God’s time is best.” Yet, how often do I actually take the time to meditate on this? Do I really believe that God’s time is the best? If so, why am I still so impatient?
What might I be missing in my search for God’s answers? What lessons does He want me to learn in the waiting time? How does he want to prepare me for when the answer does come?
Perhaps the waiting times are just as important as – if not more important than – the receiving times.