When waiting on God stretches for months or years, we might begin to doubt His promises. Did I hear You correctly, God? Do You see what I’m going through? Why does this have to be so hard?
In Wait and See, Wendy Pope draws on the life of King David to help us
• focus on the Person of our faith rather than the object of our wait;
• prepare for the future by participating in God’s work in the present;
• view God’s pauses as opportunities to know Him better;
• gain confidence in God’s plans, even during uncertain times; and
• step out of the security of the known to find peace in the unknown.
How can we take every opportunity to focus on God and His beautiful future? This hands-on guidebook will show you how to transform a difficult season of waiting into a sweet season with God.
Pope (Trusting God for a Better Tomorrow), creator of Read Thru the Word online Bible studies and a nationwide speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries, tackles the topic of learning to be patient and waiting when one's prayers are not quickly answered. Telling both her own stories and those she has gathered throughout the years, Pope generates lots of comic relief throughout this practical primer as she gives examples of "good grace" in waiting through tough times such as singlehood, financial loss, and physical illness. Pope is very candid about her own failings particularly her own struggles with accepting God's timeline and readers will relate to her suggestions on finding peace amid personal disappointment and pain. Pope actively encourages readers to get busy developing their inner ability to trust God, but some of the add-ons at the close of each topic will sound contrived to those familiar with more in-depth self-help titles. However, fans of Pope and her Bible studies will rejoice at having an uplifting guide to what can feel like an interminable process of holding onto faith in God.
This book was just another confirmation that my waits had purpose and how everything works together for my good! Thanks to the author for her transparency, I could relate to her in so many ways! I will be leading this book study for a small group of ladies and I look forward to it!