The Wisdom of Patience

Michael Beck

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.” (Lamentations 3:25)

We hate to wait. We want to get moving. Patience is unnatural to the spirit of man. We think of waiting as a waste of time. We’re getting nowhere. We’re doing nothing. But to be patient is the smartest thing we can do.

Solomon learned that there was a time for every purpose under heaven. He concluded that God made all things beautiful in His time. We only mess things up when we are impatient. We say and do things better left undone. Ask Abraham and Sarah about the folly of impatience.

We get ourselves in trouble when we’re in a hurry for tomorrow. Enjoy today what God has given you to experience today. There are things to be done, lessons to be learned, growth to be gained. It might seem like a slow season, but what happens inside of us is even more important than what happens outside of us.

You may hate to wait, but make patience your friend. Good things come to those who wait.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.