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I know very few people who enjoy waiting. We are an impatient people. A split-second is the time that elapses between the traffic light turning green and the vehicle behind you honking. We fidget at the microwave oven and get anxious at the revolving door. But God is not in a hurry. In “Knowing God” J.I. Packer writes, “It is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.” The Bible is clear that while the time is sometimes right for action, there is also a time to wait. Both the Psalmist and the prophet repeatedly said to “Wait on the Lord” (Ps. 27:14; 37:9; 37:24; Isa. 8:17; 40:31). But why, we impatiently ask. Why can’t the Lord work on our schedule? Why must we wait on the Lord? The writer of Lamentations says it succinctly, “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him” (Lamentations 3:25). So practice waiting this week, and allow the Lord to be good to you.

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