Recently I went to the DMV and I don’t think there’s any place on the planet that exemplifies having to wait more than the DMV. The line went all the way out the building and down the sidewalk. When you got inside, there was no place to sit. And there is no way to speed up the system at all. So, you stand, and you think, and you decide to get mad and then you rationalize out of it. It’s a time of waiting.
The Lord tells us sometimes waiting can be good. For example, Isaiah 64:4 “From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him.” I love that God is someone “who acts for those who wait for him.” There’s a waiting that God desires for us to have. Earlier in Isaiah it says, “but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Those who wait on the Lord. In the mission there are people who are waiting on the Lord to do miraculous things. Some deal with health, some deal with ministry, some deal with kids and problems in the family. But we will wait, because those who run ahead of what God wants to do never receive His blessing. There are some who decide that waiting is of the evil one and we need to step out in faith and move quickly. Sometimes that’s true, but most of the time God says, “Wait, wait on me. I will meet you. I will walk with you. I will be with you. I will be the one you’re waiting for.” I remember the day I got married. I couldn’t wait to see my wife. That was a long day, waiting for her, waiting to see her. But, when she came and when I saw her it was worth the wait. I am here to tell you, those who wait on the Lord will be blessed.