Here are more quotes from Andrew Murray’s book, Waiting On God.
Wait on the LORD: be strong, and let thine heart take courage; yea, wait thou on the LORD. –Psalm 27:14 (RV)
One of the chief needs in our waiting upon God, one of the deepest secrets of its blessedness and blessing, is a quiet, confident persuasion that it is not in vain. –pg. 31
“Be strong, and of good courage.” These words are frequently found in connection with some great and difficult enterprise, in prospect of the combat with the power of strong enemies, and the utter insufficiency of all human strength. Is waiting on God a work so difficult that such words are needed: “Be strong, and let your heart take courage?” Yes, indeed. The deliverance for which we often have to wait is from enemies, in whose presence we are so weak. The blessings for which we plead are spiritual and unseen–things impossible with men–heavenly, supernatural, divine realities. Our heart may well faint and fail. –pg. 32
You are going to wait on God, to know first what He is, and then after that, what He will do…Come, and however feeble you feel, just wait in His presence. As a feeble, sickly invalid is brought out into the sunshine to let its warmth go through him, come with all that is dark and cold in you into the sunshine of God’s holy omnipotent love. Sit and wait there, with the one thought: Here I am, in the sunshine of His love. As the sun does its work in the weak, one who seeks its rays, God will do His work in you. Oh, do trust Him fully! –pg. 33-34
It takes strength and courage to wait for an answer from God, and He gives it to you (both strength and courage) as you determine to wait. I can’t tell how often I have needed an answer to a problem or situation, and have gone somewhere to sit before Him and await His answer. When I open His Word, or even the newspaper or some book in the morning, there is my answer — specific, personal, final. It’s truly amazing how clearly He speaks to those who will sit quietly before Him and wait.
And yes–sometimes the wait is longer, but it will come, always, if you wait.