In his book If You Want to Walk on Water . . . John Ortberg weighs in on the subject of waiting: “In some ways, ‘waiting on the Lord” is the hardest part of trusting. It is not the same as ‘waiting around’. It is putting yourself with utter vulnerability in his hands.” This is an excellent comparison. “Waiting around” implies finiteness, helplessness, thumb-twiddling passivity. On the other hand, “waiting on the Lord” has an infinite quality. The dynamic tension created while waiting on Jesus to act is capable of producing transformational growth in our faith if, as John Ortberg would say, we’re willing to get out of the boat.