Another dog story! Rudy’s favorite toy is a small rubber ball about the size of a racquetball. It’s only his favorite toy because it’s the only thing he can’t destroy, all other toys end up scattered all over the house and in his belly. The only time he’s not playing with the ball is when he is sleeping, and even then it’s right beside him. He will bring it to me and lay it down in front of me waiting for me to throw it. Sometimes when I reach back to throw, he anticipates the direction and starts to run; other times he waits until after it stops moving before he goes to get it. Which method do you think is the smartest? It’s the one where he waits! God is like the bouncing ball. It's better to wait to see what He’s doing before we make a move. “Wait” is a command that is repeated throughout the Bible. It is one of the hardest things to do. When we pray, we expect Him to answer, but sometimes He has to move things into place before the answer comes, like the bouncing of the ball before it stops. Wait patiently my friends, God has heard your prayers.
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! Psalms 27:14