It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
By David Wilkerson
Let me tell you what it is going to take to overcome in these last days. We must stand on every promise, believe every promise, and pray in faith, effectually, fervently, without doubt — then wait and rest, trusting the Lord to do what is right, in His time and His way. Few Christians today wait with patience for God to work in His time. The more it is delayed, the angrier some get. Some finally give up, thinking God doesn't answer.
Jeremiah came out into a glorious place of hope and victory. He remembered that his God was full of compassion and tender mercies: "This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord... For the Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies" (Lamentations 3:21-26,31-32).
David said "...For the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer" (Psalm 6:8-9). He has bottled every tear, received every cry, listened attentively to every prayer. You can rest assured that if you must go through a hot furnace of affliction, He will be right there with you. God has a purpose for everything He allows — and for every difficult trial, He gives special grace.