Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
I am someone who naturally likes to get on with things. Once a thought has popped into my head, I like to stride out and bring it about. No hanging about in the foothills of doubt for me! Better to get at it.
This verse tells a different story. It is easy to think of faith as active, but there are times when patience is more faithful. There are times when it is better to hold your nerve and wait upon God.
In fact, waiting can speak of greater faith. It means not trying to solve something yourself, but rather let God take His course. This is why we find the Psalmist urging us to “be strong, and let your heart take courage”.
Knowing when to act - and when not to act - are the twin pillars of faith. To have one without the other is to live the Christian life out of balance.
There are times when we are simply to wait.
To be patient.