I don’t know about you but I don’t love to wait. In fact, I’m not sure I know anyone who loves to wait. So I guess this means this book must be just what everyone needs. The subtitle sums it up, Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans.
Wendy Pope created a wonderful journey of exploring David’s pathway from anointed King to reigning King. We often think of David without really thinking about how long the journey was that the Bible takes us through.
Like David we are often called to wait. Why is it so difficult to do that? Wendy is vulnerable and shares times in her life when she had to wait. The key is she didn’t always wait well so she walks us through how to Find Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans.
Wendy’s writings are full of lots of great reasons for why the wait is so hard but the best news is her suggestions on how to make the wait worth it.
I really like the way Wait and See is setup with Chapter 10 being designed like a journal with questions to help us evaluate our current call to wait and really begin to put the new mindset and practices into place in a current situation right now.
One of my favorite chapters is When Waiting Messes with Your Mind. The battle of our mindset can make or break our attitude, no doubt. This chapter is full of great stories and truth.
I love that Wendy reminds us to keep our minds in the word which will keep the lies in check. Often when we are waiting we begin to be more susceptible to the lies of Satan.
Biblical truth always kills the lies. Wendy goes on to remind us that Peace from prayer fills us and makes the desire to quit lose its power. The more we pray the stronger we become and the more able we are to take down the quit.
Finally, in that chapter she goes on to remind us that Praises have great power in the wait as well. “Praise has a marvelously, mysterious aspect to it that slays defeat.” The study of the Psalms really brings this truth to life.
Waiting on God isn’t wasting time; it’s training time. So thankful for the truth of this statement!
I know if you take the time to really look at times of waiting in your life through the information provided by Wendy you will do it better and gleam more blessings from it than you have before.