Psalm 119:81-88 NLT
 I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.
 My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me?
 I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, but I have not forgotten to obey your decrees.
 How long must I wait? When will you punish those who persecute me?
 These arrogant people who hate your instructions have dug deep pits to trap me.
 All your commands are trustworthy. Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause.
 They almost finished me off, but I refused to abandon your commandments.
 In your unfailing love, spare my life; then I can continue to obey your laws.
Waiting . . .
Waiting is one of the most difficult things to do! It requires us to depend on others for what we need. It’s no wonder God utilizes waiting as as means for us in learning patience — it increases our dependence on Him! Isn’t that what we all need? It’s also what the Psalmist is getting at — trusting in God’s Word and refusing to abandon his commandments.
Full dependence on the Lord involves waiting and trusting, two virtues very much lacking these days!
Take a few moments to ask the Lord to help you with these two virtues each day!