What we wait for…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 (Psalm 70:4).

F.B. Meyer saud, “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 of which they are capable. What searchings of 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.”

~Our Daily Bread, Nov. 7, 2009

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