We did it! We spent the past five weeks learning to find peace in God’s pauses and plans. Do you feel you have a deeper understanding of your wait?
My hope is that your spiritual tool belt is filled with applicable tips from our book, so your circumstances feel more manageable.
Like many of you, I’ve had multiple “waits.” Some have come to a completion, while others are still in progress. And because waiting can feel really hard at times, I’m thankful that trusting God’s timing is a step we’ve all been learning to take this study.
Throughout Wait and See, Wendy Pope provided us with many tips to help our waits feel less overwhelming. Tips like:
- Be close to God through quiet time and prayer
- Read, study and live out His Word
- Surround yourself with supportive friends
- Tend to your “pasture” while in your wait
Now, when the timing of my wait feels hard to grasp, it’s easier to remember these wise words from Wendy Pope in Chapter 9:
“Things don’t always turn out exactly as we planned, but things always turn out as God planned.”
Yes! When our wait feels hard to accept and it’s difficult to surrender control to God, we can remember that every promise God makes is fulfilled … even when we feel it’s taking too long. Amen?!
Thank you so much for joining our #WaitAndSee OBS. We’ve enjoyed walking beside each of you.
P.S. Want more on the Wait and See message? It’s not too late to order our “When You Feel Like God’s Not Showing Up” Conference Call Series. You can learn more and order them HERE.
And don’t forget, our next #P31OBS begins January 23! We’d love to have you join us. You can sign up for our study on Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst HERE.
Now, let’s grab a cup of coffee (or tea or whatever you prefer), and meet in the comments to share!
Observe — What’s your biggest takeaway from this study that’s helping you in your wait?
Bible — In Chapter 9, Wendy refers to Psalm 119. Read verses 1, 11 and 45. Which speaks to you the most — and will you grab hold to take with you — as we wrap up our study?
Stretch — Ready to hear Wendy’s last thoughts for us? Watch this last video below OR click here to listen to the audio. How will you use the last step she shares in your wait?
- Note: All of our YouTube OBS videos are closed captioned for the deaf/hard-of-hearing. Click here for instructions on accessing closed captioning.
If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube. Want to download the free printable from Wendy’s teaching? Click the “download now” button below!