In developed nations people do not like to wait, for them time is money and thus they always want to be on the move (many later rest in hospitals generously spending all their accumulated wealth), however in many developing and underdeveloped nations waiting is so common.
However in certain things we should not wait....Jesus here asks the Father of a demon possessed child a question of responsibility...
'So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?"
And he said, "From childhood.'
The child was suffering from his birth, the parents might have been concerned, yet they did not know the perfect way of redemption. Jesus healed him.
We too have many issues and problems in our lives, many areas where we need a healing touch...God asks us today "How long has this been happening to you?" and have we done this?...
'Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.'
I heard a very encouraging song sometime back which had the words 'Have you been to the prayer room?..there is healing, joy...in the prayer room.'
We have have many options for remedy, but that which comes from our heavenly Father is the best..let's pray for it.