Wait: Thoughts and Practice in Waiting on God

Wait: Thoughts and Practice in Waiting on God

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arc, , nonfic, christian-living, christian-growth, Christian

Everyone has endured the endless traffic light, the queue that goes nowhere, the elevator music piped through the phone line. But what of those periods in your life when everything seems on hold? When you can't do the next thing in your professional or personal life because you can't get to it? Waiting—be it for health, a life partner, a child, a job—can be an agony, and hope can be exhausting. A firm no in response to the thing you're waiting for might be easier than this constant lack of closure. But what if waiting means something more? Rather than pure idleness, our prolonged state of need might teach us to look beyond the desired goal to something infinitely better. We find lessons on this throughout the Bible and, if we are paying attention, in our own lives. Rather than fostering frustration, periods of waiting might have great truths to tell us. It might show us that hope is worthwhile. Waiting might even be a gift in and of itself.

Title:Wait: Thoughts and Practice in Waiting on God
ISBN:9781611532746
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    Wait: Thoughts and Practice in Waiting on God Reviews

  • Sarah Marie

    3 stars. There was some beautiful writing and great Biblical deconstructing. The author is skilled at writing Biblical narrative, but the novel lacks in a lot of major ways. Review to come. ...

  • Sue

    Perfect reading for this time of waiting. Waiting on God and His message of hope!...

  • Laura Howard

    The perfect paper companion for a time in exile. That’s a strong four stars, mind you. ...

  • Jenny

    Stevenson weaves personal narrative with ancient Scripture in a way that helps us better understand both ourselves and the God who would have us wait. Stevenson opens as a child waiting for a train in...

  • Sarah

    A humble, vulnerable, yet beautiful meditative contribution to understanding God, and humanity's limitations. Stevenson is skilled in biblical narrative and weaving key scripture and stories seamlessl...

  • Diane Higgins

    “Wait” by Rebecca Brewster Stevenson was a wonderful read! Rebecca is full of wisdom beyond her years. She shares scriptures/Bible stories and how they relate to waiting. She also shares about her...

  • Beverly

    What a beautifully written book that invites the reader to enter into the journey of waiting on God with expectancy and joy even in the midst of trials and suffering. Weaving together personal testimo...

  • Diane Gramm

    You know those few special books you keep going back to read again and again? The ones that transform your thinking. This is going to be one of those books.“WAIT” continues to bring my need for ch...

  • Laura Whitfield

    "While you are waiting, watch for Him. He is coming, and He is already there." - RBS Waiting is as difficult to understand as it is to experience, and Stevenson does a masterful job of taking us throu...

  • Dorothy Greco

    Not sure how I missed this when it released but I really enjoyed it. Brewster is an excellent writer and weaves together an encouraging exploration of what it means to let go of control and wait on Go...