The blessings that result from waiting upon God are evident. God will vindicate us for having waited.
With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you, and lick the dust of your feet.
Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who wait for me shall not be put to shame” (Isaiah 49:23).
It hurries toward its goal.
It won’t be a lie.
If it’s delayed, wait for it.
It will certainly happen.
It won’t be late” (Habakkuk 2:3).
Sometimes we have to persevere a bit longer before deliverance comes. As they say, it is always darkest before the dawn. The children of Israel thought that once their leader Moses met with Pharaoh to convince the latter, they will be allowed to leave Egypt. But instead they were made to suffer even more. The Egyptian taskmasters made them build bricks without straw. Their patience was certainly tested to the limits until God paved the way for their exodus from Egypt.
and suffering for drink,
he will still be with you to teach you.
You will see your teacher with your own eyes.
Your own ears will hear him.
Right behind you a voice will say,
‘This is the way you should go,’
whether to the right or to the left” (Isaiah 30:20-21).