c. Read, listen to the testimonies of others regarding what you are believing for: The scriptures make us understand that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. At the phase when we’re waiting, we must be careful with what we take in. Testimonies take your focus off the challenge unto God who can solve the challenge. It magnifies God, His abilities and your faith is strengthened. Automatically, your anxious countenance turns to smiles; the energy you used for worrying or crying is redirected to believing God for His intervention. Someone said to me once, when you engage in testimonies, you engage another testimony to be realized.
d. Rejoice while waiting: our rejoicing in times like this is fueled by the revelation of who God is and how great he is. Romans 4:20 says Abraham while waiting did not stagger at the promises of God. Rather, he was strong in faith giving glory to God. Rejoicing in times like this is not just optional, it’s a command. Paul admonishes us to rejoice always because it is the pathway that will guard our hearts and transcend into peace (Phil 4:17).
e. Ensure you are actually waiting and not just passing out time: waiting is more than just hoping for a change or believing God for something. Waiting means seeking the Lord. Spending time studying the word, spending time praying about the issues (for wisdom, discernment), spending time meditating on who God is, what he wants to do in us, and through us. This allows us to examine and evaluate our motives and attitudes, our values and priorities, our goals, and objectives in life.
I don’t know what you may be going through at the moment, but whatever it is, the challenge of the scripture is to wait on the lord because unlike temporal man and the fleeting world in which live, the sovereign Lord, our Father, loves us with steadfast love and personally cares for us
Additional Scriptures: Ps 27:14, Ps 103:13-19, Ps 37:4, Ps 43:5, Isa 40:30-31