It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. — Lamentations 3:26
Waiting to hear from God can seem so difficult at times. When you wait on him, you can keep yourself from a lot of hardship. I know this from experience. Because when I did not have the patience to wait, I suffered greatly with making rash decisions. I can still feel the effects from some of those decisions. If only I had of waited, the end results would of been better. As I have matured in this way, I learned that waiting is not as bad as I made it to be.
I learned that waiting means to be still and silent. Why is so important to be still and silent? An excellent example would be Hannah. (read 1 Samuel 1) Hannah wanted a child so badly. In those days to not have children, a woman was looked down on. Hannah’s life was made miserable by her husband’s second wife who had children. Instead of Hannah taking things into her own hands, she went to the Temple and poured her heart out quietly to the Lord. The priest Eli saw her and heard no sounds come out of her mouth, but saw only her lips were moving that he thought she was drunk. Little did he know that she was making a vow to the Lord if he would give her a son she would give him back to the Lord. Eli asked her how long will she be drunk and to stop drinking. But Hannah let him know that she was pouring out her soul to God regarding her complaint. Eli answered her by saying to go in peace and the God of Israel grant her petition.
Wait on the Lord. Whatever the problem is or the situation that you are dealing with, don’t make a hasty decision. Take it to the Lord in prayer and wait for his deliverance. Be still and know that I am God.