Proverbs 16:9 – “A mans’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” No one likes to wait, because delays show us that we are not in control. Someone or something else is calling the shots. Ultimately the One who controls all our delays is the Lord. Since He is sovereign over everything in heaven and on earth, even our time and schedules are in His hands. This means that in every delay, we are actually waiting for God in one way or another.¬†In the Christian life, learning to wait is vitally important because until we do, we’ll never be able to walk in obedience to God, have an effective prayer life, or experience the peace of resting in His loving sovereignty. We must learn to trust His judgment–not just in the big events in our lives, but also the trivial ones which cause us to become irritated, impatient, or even angry. If we’re sensitive to His instruction, each delay has a lesson.

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