In obeying God’s directions, we also must often learn to wait. Noah’s true heart did not fail him although he had to wait 120 years to see the fulfillment of God’s word to him.
It is not easy for any of us to bear the strain of waiting. It’s easier for the natural man to rush in, to do something dramatic or desperate, to do something to “help” God. But to toil on faithfully, without results, in quiet obedience, that is hard indeed. It might even completely wear down our fragile hope – unless our hope is firmly anchored beyond life’s ebb and flow.