There is Value in the Wait…

Posted on August 1, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

We live in a culture that has instant news. We can Skype with people on the other side of the world. We can keep in touch with missionaries via email. We live in a culture very much immersed in self-indulgence. We want, what we want, when we want it. That is why the lottery is so successful. The chance to be rich without the wait.

We don’t like to wait in line at the grocery store. We don’t like to wait in traffic. We don’t like to wait. Period.

But, there is value in the wait.

When we pray, we want God to answer immediately. If He doesn’t answer in the affirmative, we assume He didn’t hear us.

There are valuable lessons in the wait, in the process. God’s goal is not only the destination it is also the journey to the destination.

There is value in the wait.

Wait on the LORD, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land.” Psalm 37:34

Waiting isn’t necessarily passive. Waiting doesn’t mean don’t do anything. Waiting, in this context, means daily do what God calls you to do, daily learn, daily grow in Christ, all the while waiting for God to guide you to His destination for you.

There is value in the wait.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “Real spiritual friendship is eagerly helping one another know, serve, love and resemble God in deeper and deeper ways.” – Tim Keller

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 65-67Romans 2| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness. 10 Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die.” Proverbs 15:9-10

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