“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I do hope.” Psalm 130:5. God, who is timeless, requires of us a mature faith that may involve delays that seem like trials. Patience is one sign of maturity, a quality that can develop only through the passing of time. Many prayers in the Bible come out of the act of waiting. Pray for the patience to endure times of trial, to keep anticipating, keep hoping, keep believing, and for the patience to be patient. God seldom does great things in a hurry.