Most parents would agree that their children don’t want to wait for anything. This “dis-ease” of waiting follows most of us into our adult years. But believe it or not, something actually happens while nothing is happening. God uses waiting to change us.
Once upon a time, too many people saw God as a genie whose main purpose was to grant us our every wish. Then a backlash ensued against these ideas, speaking out about deeper truths like purpose in suffering, and the fact that our happiness is not the litmus test for what’s good. As a result, many people today state that God is not so concerned with our happiness. But while God carefully uses seasons of difficulty, it is not His sole desire for us.