“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rest my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God”
Patience is difficult for me. Therefore, prayer is often hard as well or rather waiting for an answer to prayer. I was told once that God answers prayer in three ways. He’ll say ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘wait’. All in God’s time, right? David writes twice in Psalm 62 “my soul waits is silence” emphasizing the need to be still before the Lord.
Breathe in his promises, breathe out the doubts.
This verse from Isaiah really convicted me:
But you were unwilling. You who are sinful, who are too busy, who are reluctant.
Why don’t you wait?
But I will try. I will try to wait.