The following words were written in Song of Solomon 3:1-2: “By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.  I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.”  There are times of which, when we seek the Lord in prayer, our prayer is not answered in the amount of time that we would like.  This can happen especially when we fervently pray.  In other words you may spend time alone and pour out your heart before the Lord only to not receive an immediate answer.  One of the things that we must learn as people of God is that we must wait upon the Lord.  Waiting upon the Lord includes waiting for an answer to the prayer itself.  This kind of waiting develops patience.  James tells us in chapter one, verses three and four: “Knowing this, that the trying of faith worketh patience; But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”    Keep the soldier in mind who has to wait for their orders, wait for their direction, wait for their instruction as to how to fight the battle.  When you walk with God, you are a soldier in his army.  The main thing to remember is that God has never failed us.  David said in Psalm 37:25: “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”  The encouragement is to wait on the Lord, no matter what.  Don’t let an answer that is slow to come worry you.