Waiting on God is hard. We ask, we seek, we pour out our hearts to him, and then we don’t see any change. When this happens it is easy to wonder, “Have I done something wrong? Is God trying to punish me? Is he even listening to me?” The longer we wait, the harder it becomes to have faith. Remember faith is: “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.” Heb. 11:1 (MSG)
So what is going on while we wait?
The longer you wait on God, if you will endure, your faith becomes stronger. It would be easy to believe in God and wait upon God if he delivered solutions faster than Amazon Prime! And aren’t you glad that there is no “prime” service with God to those who may appear to be more spiritual than us? I assure you Billy Graham, and Mother Theresa have waited on God just as much as we do.
When you do exit “God’s waiting room” (as Scott Cochrane puts it), and you will, you become assured that he did hear you, and he counted every one of those tears that poured out of your eyes. You see waiting on God builds character within us. Not only is your faith stronger when you get to the other side, but you have also developed Godly character. Please, no matter what, do not try to answer your own prayers, but wait on God to answer your prayers his way, in his timing. You will be glad you did.
Isa 40:31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (AMP)