And the Answer is...
It seems to me that people thrive on waiting for the answer- that is, when it comes to game shows, anyway!
Over the years there have been many game shows to gain popularity. One of the latest is the Millionaire show (the guy with the goofy hats!) where the contestant attempts to answer questions and win money like most shows of that nature. The creative tension of all these shows is the electricity in the air as everyone waits for either an affirming nod and/or correct answer from the game show host. Yes, I would say that most people by far love the excitement as they wait for the answer!
But how are you doing with waiting on God for an answer to a prayer? Is there electricity in the air as you lean forward and sit on the edge of your seat, so to speak? Or, more likely, do you find yourself stomping your feet, wondering as you wait very impatiently to see if God will do anything about your most important request?!
The writer of Psalm 4, I think, reminds us that God hears our prayers and answers our prayers, even as we sleep. It seems to me that the psalmist while not knowing exactly how God would answer prayers was nevertheless convinced that God heard his genuine plea for help!