Patience in Prayer

Answered prayer seems most sweet when long-delayed. (James Gribble, pioneer missionary to central Africa)

Impatient as most of us are, we don’t want to wait in line at the coffee bar, and we get antsy when the waitress doesn’t come right away to take our order. So, it’s no wonder we’re just as impatient when we pray. The waiting period, however, may be a blessed time of learning. Surely, God knows what we want and need, and he also knows the best time to answer.

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)