I wait confidently for God to save me,
and my God will certainly hear me. (VOICE)
Waiting patiently on the Lord is much more challenging than it sounds. I believe I am significantly more patient than most. And although I long ago came to the realization that one does not get everything one wants; I still find this wait is not building my faith. It's leading, rather, to the questioning of it.
It is not God I question. I know God is all powerful. That He spoke the world into being and that, at His command, sorrows can evaporate. Still, daily in this world, we will have troubles - or comfort one who does. It will find us. For some, the assaults can be relentless and, without hope, they seek relief in destructive ways. God delights in giving us our heart's desire. But for His reasons, He may elect not to do so. God may not choose to answer in the affirmative. His response may be, "Not now."
Knowing when to accept things as they are or patiently wait for God to deliver, requires faith. I know on any given day I am vulnerable to falling into the abyss of self-pity. My faith is inadequate. So I will wait upon the Lord to deliver me.
...“I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
Micah 7:7 | Revelation 1:8 | Numbers 6:24-26