God gives us many spiritual disciplines for our good. Perhaps one of the most difficult to master is the discipline of waiting. None of us like to wait. We become impatient when the drive through at Starbucks is backed up. We become impatient for our next vacation. We become impatient for the results from the doctor. We become impatient for seasons of unemployment to come to an end. We become impatient for our sanctification to be completed.
As we approach Good Friday, I am reminded of 1 Corinthians 1:18-19.
"18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”