Waiting

Lamentations 3:25  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
 
"The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him" (Lam. 3:2525The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. (Lamentations 3:25)). Waiting. This is a compound virtue. It is made up of the two Christian graces, faith and patience. When a man waits, it implies first of all, belief in the reality of the object of his expectation. He believes it to have a real existence. But it implies also uncertainty as to the time of the fulfillment of its hopes. No child of God can be ignorant of this twin Christian grace. Every redeemed soul in yonder heaven knows of it; for it is expressly said that, from Abel downward, it is "through faith and patience" they are now inheriting "the promises" (Heb. 6:1212That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:12)).