Many of us have longstanding seemingly unanswered prayers and unfulfilled visions. Others experience a sense of calling that always feels a few more years away.

What are we supposed to do as we wait on the Lord to answer prayers, fulfill his promises, and activate his purpose for our lives?

Thinking about the story of Abraham and Sarah waiting on Isaac for twenty-five years, I can imagine that they had many questions. Did they hear God wrong? Was he really going to give them a child? Did they hear him right, but he didn’t deliver on the promise? Did he change his mind?

In today’s message, I want to look at the story of Abraham’s son and daughter-in-law—Isaac and Rebekah—in Genesis 25:20–21 and talk about the power of patience and the dangers of impatience.