Thus says the Lord: “At the time I have decided, My words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting–it will surely happen! For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay” (Hab 2:3)
“It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns NOT without years of training…There are hours of perplexity when the most willing spirit, anxiously desirous to serve the Lord knows not what part to take. Then what is it we are to do? Vex (ourselves) by despair. Fly back in cowardice, turn to the right hand in fear, or rush forward in presumption? No! Simply wait.
Wait in prayer. Call upon God, and spread the case before Him; tell Him your difficulty and plead His promise of aid. In dilemmas between one duty and another, it is sweet to be humble as a child, and wait with simplicity of soul upon the Lord. Wait in faith. Express your unstaggering confidence in God…Believe that if He keeps you tarrying even till midnight, yet He will come at the right time, the vision shall come and shall not tarry.
Pray: “Now, Lord, not my will, but Thine be done. I know not what to do; I am brought to extremities, but I will wait until Thou shall clear the floods or drive back my foes, I will wait, if Thou keep me many a day, for my heart is fixed upon Thee alone! Oh, God, my spirit waits for Thee in the full conviction that Thou will yet be my joy and my salvation, my refuge and my strong tower!”
(C. H. Spurgeon)
“Dear Heavenly Father, I wait for You! I trust in You! I know that You will not put me to shame! I know that You will glorify Your name in my life! I know that You are jealous over my testimony! I vow to give You alone all the glory! In Jesus name, amen!”