Isaiah wrote, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength …” (Isaiah 40:31, King James Version). If anyone is worth waiting for, it’s GOD, for HE can supply all of our needs. Trials, however, have a way of eradicating our patience. It’s hard to wait on GOD when you can’t trace the root of your struggles. It’s hard to be patient when your spirit cries, “Why me?”
That’s what makes Job’s words so amazing! Job had every reason to give up on GOD. He lost everything – family, finances, and friends – and he hadn’t done anything wrong. In spite of his plight, Job confessed, “All the days of my hard service I will wait for my renewal to come” (Job 14:14, New International Version). In other words, he echoed the late Sam Cooke’s sentiments: “It’s been a long time coming, but I know, a change is going to come.”
GOD, in HIS infinite wisdom, left us a remedy for impatience, “Dear brethren and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance (patience) has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance (patience) is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing” (James 1:2-4, New Living Translation). And that’s what happened to Job; he waited, and GOD blessed him abundantly (see Job 42:10)! No matter your struggle, wait on HIM. HE’S coming to deliver you!
You’ve waited this long. Why quit now?