1 I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry. 2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. (Psalm 40:1-2, NKJV)
The ability to be patient and in the face of trials and trouble is a mark of mature faith. Such patience shows trust that the Lord is concerned in us and that He attends to our petitions for relief. Knowing that God does not abandon His faithful ones gives comfort to the weary and hope in the midst of sorrow. Christians have the assurance that the Lord will never fail nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5-6). Such confidence strengthens our heart to daily “press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14). Be patient. Remain faithful. God will deliver you and set your feet on solid ground.