“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him” (Isaiah 64:4).
The dictionary says to wait means: to remain inactive in readiness or expectation.
Perhaps waiting on an answer from God is one of the greatest challenges of the Christ-follower. We are to remain inactive and yet with a spirit of readiness and expectation that in His timing and way He will deliver the answer to our prayers and petitions. Is this not perhaps where we create some of our biggest problems? As our “readiness and expectation” grows weak and weary from the waiting, we take matters into our hands and control. Let us not forget the results of Abraham and Sara’s lack of patient waiting (Genesis 16:1-4).