Something to consider. I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. -Psalm 40:1-2 ESV
Patience is not a virtue of the internet generation. We do want everything now.
“Just Do It” is still the theme and slogan of a major sports company.
Microwave cooking is even too slow for us.
Like the 3-year-old, we say, “I want it now.” It comes out differently because we’re mature adults, but the idea is still the same.
In fact, even as I write this I want to finish quickly so I can move on to something else.
The lack of patience in our society is evident and unfortunately it carries over to our time with God. I don’t say that gleefully or with fingers pointing outward. I’m the biggest offender.
But David understood the value of waiting patiently for God. He was a king and just as busy as any of us. Even when he was on the run, hiding out in caves, his mind was still probably racing with all the possibilities.
Being super busy doesn’t excuse us from waiting on God. I think it was Spurgeon who said that being busy caused him to wait for God more because he couldn’t get through the days without God’s direction and wisdom.