Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.(Ps. 27:14)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)
“Wait patiently for the Lord”: It is a recurring theme in the psalms, as for example in Psalm 27 quoted above. It reminds me of moral stories, that we tell children to teach them that honesty will eventually be rewarded, although that may take long. But how long? At what point will we conclude that perhaps God’s plans are different, and opt for second-best? Will our hearts become sick by the deferred hope, as explained in Proverbs 13:12? How will we find the promised life?