Paul and Silas knew about waiting, and they waited well. Acts 16 tells the story of how they were attacked by a crowd, beaten and thrown in jail. Verse 24 says the jailer put them into the inner prison (the dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks.
Paul and Silas didn't seem to mind, they just decided to start singing and began to worship the Lord. They began to wait on God.
Suddenly, God sent an earthquake that opened the prison doors and loosed their chains. He set them free!
When people patiently and expectantly wait on God in the midst of horrible circumstances, suddenly God breaks through. So don't give up! Don't stop believing! Stay full of hope and expectation.
God's power is limitless, and He'll break through for you.
Act 16: 25-26
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
- (Joyce Meyer's devotional - Promises for your Everyday Life)