Psalm 27:14 amp
Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
Waiting is not everybody’s strong suit. Waiting for a red light to turn green is easy, because we are aware of the fact that the light will turn to green. But in what state are we when we are waiting for things like a job, a spouse, a child, a miracle, a healing…and God is virtually silent? When we feel like God is not cooperative or even too late for our taste? First of all we have to get out of me-thinking and realize once and for all that God does not exist to serve us…it is more the other way around:
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
1 Corinthians 15:58 ampc
As born again followers of Jesus our lives have a purpose and this purpose is to serve God and walk in the good plans He has for us:
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Ephesians 2:10 ampc
It does not mean that God does not want to bless us, on the contrary, He longs to bless us!
And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]! [John 14:3, 27; II Cor. 12:9; Heb. 12:2; I John 3:16; Rev. 3:5.]
Isaiah 30:18 ampc
But we have to seek God and serve Him first and He will provide for our needs in His timing, the way He wants to. Of course, when He is silent the first human thought is that He left us in our waiting, and doubt starts to settle in. But a silent God is not an absent God. He is always present. A waiting season is never a waisted season! Know that God works in us, our circumstances, and others while we are waiting. Let’s say that you are praying for a spouse and it is a long and somewhat painful waiting period for you. In this very moment of waiting and of God not speaking, He is working on you because he is using this time to teach you patience (which is very important in a marriage) and prepares you to be a spouse, He is working on your future spouse the same way. Every waiting period has a definite purpose. Most of the time it is more complicated than the example I gave you, it is God working on all little detail concerning our future before our prayers are answered.
Sometimes God will not give us what we are praying for because He has something better in store for us. The best way to wait is to act like we are not waiting and to just behave like we always do, serving Him, praying without ceasing and spending time in the Word everyday, thanking Him because He will come through for us and He is always good no matter what we are going through. Finally we must remember that when we pray for the promises of God in His Word it is always a Yes and He always provides for what we need as the Word says:
And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 ampc
And keep in mind He provides for all our needs, but for our wants we have to ask Him for His will to be done and accept His it.
I pray this article will help you, blessings!