God is never early nor late. He is always on time. He has a perfect plan for each of us as individuals and the world as a whole.
In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author emphasized the times and the seasons for many things, time for the sun to rise and a time for it to set.
We all love it when God intervenes instantly. In the bat of an eye, a miracle or an answer to a prayer is given. However, there are times that we need to lean on God and trust Him that His answer will come on the most appropriate time.
This is where we all need to learn to tarry in His presence.
Learning to wait on God and enjoying being with Him in prayer teaches us a lot of things.
First, it allows us to put our complete trust in Him. God is indeed knowable but incomprehensible. His ways are not our ways. When we wait on Him, we acknowledge that His plan is what’s best for us.
Next, waiting on God teaches us to enjoy spending time with Him in prayer. There are times when we struggle to pray for at least five minutes. One of the reasons for this is we only pray to get done with our prayer list. When we learn to commune with Him, we stop looking at prayer as a duty but more like a date, something we anticipate.
This leads to our last point. Waiting on God develops our intimacy with Him. We stop focusing on what we can get from His hands, we start gazing on His face. We bask at His beauty. We begin longing for His voice, for Him to speak to us.
Why worry when you can tarry in His presence? Why force His hand when we can commune with Him and talk with Him face to face? Draw near to God and you will find Him nearer, close enough to hear your heart beat.