Corrie ten Boom shares this memorable story about patience in her book I Stand At The Door And Knock—
The old story of the lost brooch really helped me.
A lady lost a valuable brooch at the theater. She noticed it was missing when she arrived home. Early the next day she rang the caretaker of the theater and asked if he had found the brooch. “No,” he said, “but where was your seat? I will go and have a look if it is under your seat.”
“My seat was on the fifth row, number two.” The man went to have a look and found the brooch.
He went to the telephone and said, “Yes, I am pleased to tell you I found your brooch. Hello? Hello?”
There was no reply; she had impatiently hung up the phone. She will never know that her brooch was found.
The Holy Spirit teaches us to have great expectations for the Lord. Listen to the Lord. If you don’t hear His voice immediately, wait patiently. Waiting for the Lord is a blessing too. He is a good Shepherd. And a good Shepherd speaks to His sheep. Don’t put the receiver down too quickly. He loves you and has so much to say to you.