Let’s be real. Modern culture is not a patient culture. We don’t like to wait for anything, and we’ve come up with just about every shortcut we can think of to get things done or in our possession more quickly. Henri Nouwen wrote, “Most people consider waiting a waste of time.” Maybe that’s why we pull out our phones at a red light or while in line. Yet the story of the Bible could be described as a story of waiting. The word “wait” shows up at least 119 times in the Bible. And so we wait. In a broken world, in broken bodies, we wait. But the good news is that the Bible is filled with hope for those who wait on the Lord. Join the group this week, as Daniel takes us to verses about waiting, and helps us discover that waiting is not necessarily a waste of time.
All of us are waiting for something. Maybe you’re anxiously waiting for a season of hardship to end, or to learn the results of some kind of test, or to see how a situation resolves itself. In this chapter, you’ll discover what it means to wait for the Lord . . . and to be strong and courageous in the midst of waiting.
Wouldn’t it be nice if God clearly pointed in every direction He wanted us to turn? Well, making major life choices is rarely so easy. In this chapter, you’ll gain biblical encouragement while you wait for God’s direction in your life.
In most cases, there are two types of waiting. One is like a hopeful excitement, such as the reveal of a big birthday surprise. But the other is much less enjoyable and manifests itself in the form of worry. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to turn your fearful dread into hopeful anticipation.
There are plenty of words that mean the same thing. Huge and giant. Challenging and difficult. But waiting and hoping? Those words are more closely related than you think! In this chapter, you’ll consider how the Holy Spirit helps you wait and hope for a better future.
God may know the future of all things. But that doesn’t mean He doesn’t know what it’s like to wait! In this chapter, you’ll be encouraged to know that God is a God who waits with us—even when the outcome is uncertain from our perspective.