But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
Genesis 8:1 (ESV)
Patience is the art of hoping.
Have you ever had to wait for something to end, before you can begin? Like decorating a cake. You have to put everything together and cook it before you can decorate it. Or maybe if you sports team lost in the playoffs, and you have to wait for the next season to start afresh.
This is what happened after the flood; Noah had to wait for God to complete His purpose and when it was over then and only then can God focus his attention on Noah. In our life, we might be in the middle of God’s purpose for our life. And it seems like nothing is happening, or it’s taking too long for God to respond. Maybe God is simply getting things set into motion, and when those things are in motion, He will work with us.
So be patient, God is working in our lives even in ways we don’t see or know.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, and now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Additional Reading: Genesis 8