In this modern world, we are used to having what we want and when we want it, and usually, that is now. We are not prone to having to wait for things. Because of this right here-right now culture it can be challenging to have patience when we are asked to wait.
The Bible tells us to "wait upon the Lord" and speaks of many people who did wait upon the Lord and the good things that came from their waiting. There are other stories too though, the ones about the people who did not wait patiently for God to act and the consequences that they suffered as a result. Why should we wait upon the Lord? Let's take a look at some verses that talk about what comes to those who wait.
"but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
"The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him." Lamentations 3:25
"I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;"
"Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him." Isaiah 30:18
While we wait for God, we are saying that we trust Him and His plan completely. We do not need to take matters into our own hands and try to bring about His will ourselves because we know that His ways are best. It isn't always easy to wait for God to act, but it is always, always, worth it!