Isaiah 40:31, KJV: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

“Wait,” He sometimes says. “Watch and pray.” There is good reason why God’s Word tells us that patience is a fruit of the Spirit; it is obviously not one of the flesh. Being told to wait is not something many of us want to hear. Yet, consider what it means to wait. It means to draw near to God, exerting greater effort, perhaps, to be attentive and alert--ready to hear His direction when He provides it. It means letting go of the situation and learning to rely more readily upon God. It means that God is at work, and for that we can truly become excited. We don’t always see waiting as a time of blessing. But the very fact that God would tell you to wait means He is doing something in your life. Regardless of the bad or good, the painful or easy, in all things and at all times, God sees you as worth His time. And the great working out of His will is always worth the wait.