Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD; my soul does wait, and in His word I put my hope. 6 My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning— more than watchmen waiting for the morning.

In this fast paced, “got to have it now” time we’re living in, waiting almost seems unnatural. But, for the believer, waiting on God’s promises is a part of the process. It’s not always, but for the most part, we’ll have to wait for some period of time.

There are different reasons why we may have to wait on a promise. Most of those reasons center around maturity. Would we give a car to our 5-year-old child to drive? Of course not. We love them enough to know they’re not mature enough to handle a car yet. It’s the same way with God. He’s not going to give us something until we’re mature enough to handle it.

We may desire a thing, but in the process of waiting, the downside of having that thing may be revealed to us. We may see that the desire may be more problematic than we realize. In waiting, we may discover the desire is really a waste of our money. While waiting, God may reveal a boastful attitude we need to remove before we receive that desire.

Let’s not view waiting negatively. Let’s change our perspective and see how we can grow, mature, and get stronger while we wait.