Waiting can be a challenge, even for those who are in Christ, and even for those who have experienced a good outcome from previous times of waiting.

We don’t always carry the last victory into the newest challenge. As humans, we have accomplished forgetters.

God may be saying, “Wait,” and we may even be willing to do so … for a few days. But, like Saul, our flesh nags at us: “I’ve got to do something!”

And that’s when we make ourselves vulnerable to injury. We’ve moved ahead, without assurance that we’re doing what God wants, so we’re forced to rely on our own ability to make decisions and on our own power to resist temptation.

It’s always better to wait and listen to God than to put ourselves in motion too soon … not with an idle heart, but with a still one. Idle hearts wander. Still hearts wait.


Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
(Psalm 27:14 ESV)