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When the Lesson is Wait

Have you ever found yourself in a season of wait? Where you cannot plow forward on your own but have to wait on God to coordinate, orchestrate and somehow make a way?

Me too.

For much of my life I’ve been a go-getter. If I saw something I wanted, I dove in head first and made my way as quickly and efficiently as possible. That doesn’t mean it always turned out right. Because far too often I went off making my own way, and I’ve learned that the faster I run in the wrong direction only means the farther I have to make my way back.

But despite all the ways in which I have fought and sought to prove myself capable, my greatest lessons have been the quiet moments inside the cavernous walls of impossible where God whispered to the still places of my heart: “Wait.”

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Because the truth is none of the accomplishments I’ve had was without pain or suffering or trial. Not one was accomplished without finding a strength that was far bigger than me. 

I look back over a life and see an endless track record of faithfulness. Unanswered prayers, heartache and heartbreak. Times I wondered and pleaded and begged: “Where are you God? Do you even see me? Do you even care?”

Every time I’ve waited on God, and even when I haven’t, He has come through for me. 

Each of the impossible goals I have attained in my life happened in the order and timing of a God who knows what lies ahead and prepares the way. Each challenge or experience building on the strength gained from the one before. Each milestone charting the way for the challenge ahead.

And one of the most beautiful things I have learned about wait is it’s marriage to hope. Because in order to wait we must believe there is something to wait for, and hope is a revolutionary patience. 

Today I am practicing what I know to be true and yet must remind myself over and over again. The art of waiting – not moving and striving and proving – and being patient on God, knowing He is already going before me and making a way.

Perhaps you find yourself in a season of wait. Maybe you are without a job and waiting for an opening or news on an application. Or you are ill and waiting for a diagnosis or treatment. Perhaps you are single and waiting for Mr. Right, or waiting for your spouse or child to find a relationship with God or freedom from addiction.

I’m starting to see that in every challenge we face, every obstacle in our way, He whispers to us: wait.

And I’m beginning to believe that it’s the greatest lesson we can ever learn. To sit in the silence of the unwritten story and find comfort in that space. The intimate juncture where we find our faith.

To know that God, the author of all that is good, is working out the details in wait. Softening hearts, preparing minds, opening dialogues, whispering truths. He is the one who makes impossible possible. He is the one who makes the way. 

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Here are 3 ways I am finding comfort in this season of wait:

1. Pray out loud

Each morning I try to have quiet time before my boys awake and chaos fills my day. In these moments I do a short devotional and prayer journal and then I talk with God. Because I am a verbal processor, I speak my prayers out loud before God. Too many mornings to count I find myself with tear-streamed face, splaying my heart wide open. Speaking aloud brings forth thoughts and prayers I didn’t even know I had before I began. And the coolest part is how much I crave that time with God. How much less likely I am to call someone else. After laying my burden down before God, the weight is lifted and I usually don’t need to talk about it with anyone else.

2. Keep going

Regardless of what path we’re headed down, we know that God has already prepared the way. But that doesn’t mean we sit back and wait without action. For many of us who like to move, this is good news! We wait, but that is more a state of our mind and heart. It’s keeping the right attitude while we wait. We still must do our part. We must continue to work, to build, to plant. We do the part that is within our power to do – the part He has given us to do – and we wait on God to do the rest. Waiting doesn’t necessarily mean sitting still. God specializes in the impossible, the improbable, the unbelievable and the awesome. But we have to be ready for it.

3. Be expectant

If we believe in God then we know that He will fulfill the desires of our heart. It might not be in the way that we desire or think we want it to be, but He will come through for us. If there is one thing I am sure of, He is faithful. So when we fall on our knees before Christ and splay open our hearts before Him we must believe He will come through for us. We must walk by faith as we do all that is possible by our own strength.

One of my favorite verses that I have memorized and encourage you to do the same is found in James 1:2-6. “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously  to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” 

Let us be women of courage. Let us believe in something for which we cannot see, and hold fast to the truth that while we wait, God is making impossible things possible.

Do you find yourself in a season of wait? What is the greatest lesson you have learned in wait?


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  • Nicole March 16, 2014, 8:28 pm

    I am definitely in a season of wait right now for my marriage and changes that I need to make. Thank you for your post – it’s definitely good for me right now!

    • Tammy March 17, 2014, 5:54 am

      Oh I’m so glad it resonated Nicole. Blessings to you during this season of wait. xo

  • Sel March 17, 2014, 8:40 am

    We’ve all been through it … the panicked and thrashing attempts to solve our own problems, and like lambs caught in a thicket, we only succeed in getting more caught until exhaustion and despair stops us! Let go and let God … He has all knowledge and power to apply on our behalf, if we would only just wait! Next to Love and Faith, Patience is one of the most important requirements of our relationship with God and is often neglected. Our Lord wants us to experience the maximum good in every situation under His direction… just ask Lazarus if the miracle would have been any greater had the Lord not tarried. Waiting preceeds every great miracle or blessing, and while we wait we pray, work, expect.
    Thanks Tammy, once again God leads me here to something that I needed to be reminded of. You are the Light. God Bless you and yours. xxx

    • Tammy March 19, 2014, 3:50 am

      Bless you, Sel. “Waiting precedes every great miracle or blessing…” Yes and amen. Thank you for sharing.

      • Sherry February 10, 2015, 8:06 pm

        I am in awe. This is exactly what I have been trying to find to relate to. I have never been a very religious person in the sense that I don’t attend church, I did as a child and preteen but then got a job that I’ve had since high school. I have however always been pretty spiritual. I had decided that 2015 was the time for a better me all around. I have several health issues that I always pray about and of course pray for others, always before myself. For the past few years I have contemplated pursuing other careers because my current one does not fit my health issues. We also have a small child and other children so the combined 40 hours a week and shuttling to and fro on top of my health problems leaves this mama wiped out and in more pain physically sometimes mentally exhausted as well. Unfortunately for me I carry the insurance on myself and my girls so we are in a catch 22. My doctor has ordered me to do Physical Therapy which is required weekly, is not cheap and is exhausting. I have some ideas on how to make money from home but my husband is afraid that we won’t make it financially. It’s down to crunch time so I have run out of time and have to make a decision if I am to return to my current employer. I just don’t think I can do it mentally or physically and just don’t know what to do. When I took the time off I thought I had all of the “signs” because things were happening bad all around me. Glad I found this blog. Thanks for the guidance.

        • Tammy February 18, 2015, 9:45 pm

          Praying God will lead you in wisdom and discernment. You’re not alone. xo

    • Tanna Marshall October 8, 2014, 7:05 pm

      This is a beautiful article. I’m currently in a wait period. I have a year left of college, my boyfriend has 1 1/2 years of physical therapy school left and we’re both so ready to move on with our lives together. He hasn’t asked me to marry him yet and it’s been 4 years, which seems like forever. I’ll be looking at this article often to remind myself God has this all under control!

      • Tammy October 9, 2014, 3:03 am

        I’ll be praying for you Tanna! The time will pass….married, engaged or not. Enjoy where you are, someday you will look back and wish you did!! xo

  • Mom 2 4 March 17, 2014, 11:58 am

    Thanks, Tammy, for delivering His timely message this a.m. to not grow weary in the well-doing of waiting. As a chronic sufferer of “over productive-itis” learning this lesson, as it sounds like you know, has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done.
    Waiting was for weaklings…those less competent or who lacked perseverance (if I was putting a spiritual spin on it :). Stuck in the wasteland of their own inabilities.
    How lofty and prideful I’d become in my own ability to achieve. Thank God He loved me enough to throw things at me that my greatest competence couldn’t touch — and I’m learning to wait in wonder and watch Him work — the accident-paralyzed child, the crumbled marriage, a sexual abuse scandal that affected my family, an addicted child who demanded tough love, a third child who is embittered through it all, and the first born who has inherited my mantle of overproducing.
    ..and the hits just kept on playin!
    Yes, Tammy, you’ve nailed it — it’s painful, but beautiful. I call it “My Glorious Disaster”. In it He is faithful, moment by moment, to give me the next step through the crumbled shards of yesterlife. So there I cling, in my own unproductive ness, waiting for His promise and His plan; and when I grow weary in the waiting, there’s a word delivered in a timely moment as an apple of gold in a setting of silver — as yours was today. So thank-you Tammy for being a warrior in waiting alongside of us. Thank you for sharing your heart.

    • Tammy March 19, 2014, 3:49 am

      Wow – so much wisdom here I just love. Thank you for sharing! My favorite line: “He loved me enough to throw things at me that my greatest competence couldn’t touch.” Um, amen and amen. You have been through so much, a glorious disaster, but what man meant for evil He plans for good. I love that we have a God who can redeem it all. Lifting you up in prayer during this season of wait. Thank you again for sharing & being here.

  • Unicie March 17, 2014, 3:19 pm

    I am convinced this Devotional was written especially for me as I am going through another season of waiting. I am waiting for my health to be restored. My blood pressure has been elevating and fluctuating to dangerous levels for almost 3 weeks now. I am waiting on God to make it normal again. I have learnt that He really strengthens my faith and hope as I wait and oh the joy and the added blessings when He comes through for me!! God bless you Tammy for this wonderful reminder!

    • Tammy March 19, 2014, 3:42 am

      Oh blessings to you! Praying for health and healing and for God to reveal lessons to you while you wait. I love how when I am waiting on Him I am so focused and attuned to His presence. Praying you find yourself closer to Him during this season.

      • Unicie March 19, 2014, 11:05 am

        Thanks Tammy…God has been answering prayers. I awoke pain free this morning, Praise God!!I also learnt that forgiveness, forgiving myself was at the heart of my problem. I treated someone harshly and could not forgive myself for being so mean. God is helping me through this.

        • Tammy March 22, 2014, 7:08 pm

          He is so faithful, isn’t He? I just love how when you begin to look you see Him in all the tiny details. Thank you for sharing!

  • Cara March 17, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Thank you for this. I have a feeling I’ll be coming back to this often.

    • Tammy March 19, 2014, 3:41 am

      You’re welcome Cara! So happy you’re here.

  • Marcy Cushman March 17, 2014, 10:28 pm

    Waiting is teaching dependence. God is walking with me as I come to know Him and His ways.

    • Tammy March 19, 2014, 3:40 am

      “Teaching dependence.” What a lovely thought. We spend so much of our time trying to learn independence… Thank you for sharing Marcy!

  • Donna March 18, 2014, 1:48 am

    Just what I needed tonight…god brought me to your blog tonight no doubt! Thank you for a lovely reminder about waiting patiently for gods timing! I am waiting for a job opportunity & it hasn’t come as quickly as I thought & my heart was a bit weary tonight about it. So blessed to have read this. Will be coming back & so glad to have found your blog…it’s lovely!

    • Tammy March 19, 2014, 3:38 am

      Thank you Donna! Praying for so many beautiful lessons to be revealed while you wait.

  • hvn April 26, 2014, 2:51 pm

    Thank you to posting this. Such an encouragement to me. We are currently waiting on a retention board to decide whether my husband , along with 20,000 other airmen will be allowed to finish the last 5 years of his current AF enlistment. He has been in 13 years and our plans have always included the AF all the way. We have been waiting since Dec 28 when we were first notified his job was on the chopping block and will be notified hopefully in September with a separation date in January. I’ve also been fighting thyroid cancer for 4 years and rely on medication to stay alive, i am also currently pregnant with our 3rd, due in 4 weeks. The worry has overwhelmed me and completely destroyed me at times. I will be rereading this often to help me keep the right perspective. This post has been a real blessing to me. Thank you:)

    • Tammy April 26, 2014, 4:16 pm

      Oh my goodness you really are in a season of wait. Praying for you to find peace and comfort, trusting in Him who knows the desires of your heart. Blessings to you & your family!

  • Brenda May 13, 2014, 3:16 pm

    in order to wait we must believe there is something to wait for

    So true and profound. Thanks for this encouraging post!

    • Tammy May 14, 2014, 6:48 pm

      You’re welcome Brenda! Happy you’re here!

  • Nicci Weinfurter May 23, 2014, 7:48 pm

    Oh my! Just just just what I needed today. What a blessing this post is! Thank you so much!

    • Tammy May 23, 2014, 10:22 pm

      You’re welcome Nicci! So glad you’re here!

  • Tasha McKeever June 27, 2014, 6:44 pm

    Thank you! In a season of waiting to be a stay-at-home mom. I believe that God is moving, and is preparing the way. This was a beautiful reminder.

    • Tammy June 29, 2014, 4:13 am

      Hi Tasha! I’m so glad the post resonated in your spirit. Sweet blessings as you await your little one! xoxo

  • Mellie Mel July 2, 2014, 3:00 am

    Hi Tammy!

    I was browsing my Pinterest page when I stumbled upon a pin that led me to your page. That was a good stumbling. 🙂 I’m a fan. You are that ray of sunshine. Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Much love from the Philippines! God bless!
    xoxo,
    Mellie

    • Tammy July 4, 2014, 4:20 am

      Awe, what a sweet sweet message to my soul today Mellie! Welcome! And so much love and blessings back to you! I’m so glad you’re here. xoxo

  • Alisha July 7, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Wow. I cannot even express how timely and meaningful this is! My life if truly blessed right now; so many amazing things are happening. Yet, I cry daily. Amidst all of the things God is doing my biggest fear is that I will never have someone to share all of this with – that I’ll end up a lonely spinster. The one word that God has given me is “Wait.” Emphatically, Wait. I’ve been questioning whether I made it up, whether that was me just creating something to cling to a little longer before I resign myself to a life of loneliness. God brought me to your blog, without any doubt. Everything you said He has already said to me… and I’ve gotten impatient and doubted. Hearing from someone besides myself tells me that God has definitely spoken, and now I need to meditate on number three – believe that He is doing His work. Thank You So Much!

    • Tammy July 7, 2014, 3:01 pm

      Alisha, I just love how faithful is our God! Your story is just another example of how He works in all the tiny details of our lives and how PRESENT and purposeful He is. Wow, thank you for sharing this! It is an encouragement to us all of the mystery and great faithfulness of our God. Praying for you as you wait – that God is building up a man to share your life with. xo

  • Amy wilson July 8, 2014, 1:04 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. It was a very much needed inspirational message. I plan on sharing this.

    • Tammy July 8, 2014, 4:36 am

      You’re welcome Amy! Blessings!

  • Tracy July 22, 2014, 3:04 am

    Hi Tammy,
    Thank you for this post. It is comforting in this season of wait that I am most certainly in. I like your statement “Hope is a revolutionary patience.” It truly is. I am learning quite a bit during my season of wait. The past year and a half has been the most challenging time of my life. I’ve made mistakes and for a while, felt that my challenges were punishments for my poor choices. I was having trouble forgiving myself. But how could I not forgive myself when God has already forgiven me? I know that God is preparing me for good opportunities. It is painful and sometimes I get scared but I know that He is working to make things better. In the meantime, I am learning to lean on Him more. Thank you God for hope. Yesterday, an old friend asked how I was doing. I responded by telling her that I am hopeful. I can’t fix this on my own. I can’t heal on my own. But I can learn and grow closer to God as I wait in hope. I love the song “While I’m waiting” by John Waller. Your post reminds me of that song. It is actually kind of exciting to know that great, new opportunities await.
    I appreciate the work you do. Your encouragement is needed by so many of us. Thank you for sharing and for allowing us to be a part of your journey. Helping each other is so important during these crazy times. What you do makes a difference. 🙂

  • Tara August 5, 2014, 11:52 am

    I’m so glad I found this, Tammy. It’s just what I needed to read this morning. My husband and I have been waiting for God to give us a child for almost three years. Lots of treatments and tears. It’s been the most difficult battle we’ve ever faced individually or together. In the wait, however, we have both become so much closer to Him. We’ve seen how he comforts us and continues to give us hope even when things look hopeless. The biggest gift in the wait has been the doors opened for us to share our story and witness. I’ve found that friends who would never listen when I talked about Jesus before, will listen now. Not only will they listen, but they seem to really hear me. If God is postponing us having a family so that he can increase the Heavenly Family, it is all worth it. In the meantime, we wait faithfully.

    Thank you!
    Tara

  • Morgan Adams August 23, 2014, 3:21 am

    This is my biggest obstacle! We are in the middle of a big move from h awaii v back to the mainland & it’s scary to just hope it all works out.

  • lady mischief September 10, 2014, 9:53 pm

    We, my husband and I, are in a waiting season, which began a month after our marriage. I am learning how to be patient (how I act) while I wait. I’m learning what the holy spirit sounds like, and how to follow it. We’ve grown as a unit. We’ve grown in Christ, and still have a long way to go.

    • Tammy September 14, 2014, 3:23 pm

      Beautiful. How we act while we wait is crucial and yet so hard. “Learning what the holy spirit sounds like, and how to follow it” ….. mmmmmmm…. I love that. Blessings to you. xo

  • DJ Echano September 20, 2014, 12:08 pm

    Hi ! i was browsing through Pinterest and your pin just caught my eye! I’m currently in the middle of this season of waiting..Truth is it’s not easy . But yes, sometimes I just need to let God be God and know that He is bigger than anything i’m going through…Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Joy October 8, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I am also in a season of wait and my lesson in all this has been to trust God which includes not only trusting His plan but trusting his timing. I have always been a praying individual but I also had a tendency to just go for things without praying about it first, or at least praying about it enough. I relied on people’s opinions more than God’s but His is the only one that matters. I am also a go getter and tend to throw myself into my work. I think that this was a wakeup call for me to take more time to take care of myself and to nourish my relationship with God. We often forget we are His hands here on earth.

    • Tammy October 9, 2014, 3:03 am

      I love that Joy. We are His hands here on earth. Beautiful. xo

  • Over Producer October 14, 2014, 2:22 pm

    Hi Tammy, I too am convinced this article was written especially for me. One of the things I have feared the most happened about 6 months ago. Yet just about a year ago I went through the greatest period of despair ever. The Lord reached out from heaven and literally carried me through it. Having been through that despair, what has happened in the last 6 months is not only bearable, but my spiritual life is thriving. Nevertheless, it has been a long time and I am beginning to wonder “how much longer?” Your article reminded me that He is faithful and all powerful. He does all things for my good. Thank you for writing this article. It gives the the peace and reassurance I need, at just the right moment. And isn’t that just like God? Giving us what we need, when we need it! Praise the Lird and God bless!

    • Tammy October 15, 2014, 5:11 am

      Praise Him for that! He is so faithful. What a beautiful testimony of faith you are living right now.

  • Christine October 24, 2014, 6:32 am

    Profound words! Thank you…. I have been waiting expectantly and I am all the more confident that God has great plans for my future. Thank you again!

  • Anna October 29, 2014, 2:41 am

    I love this! In fact, I posted on my Blog’s Facebook page because this needed to be shared… Thank you so much for inspiration

    Anna

    • Tammy October 29, 2014, 5:43 am

      Thank you Anna! I’m glad you’re here. xo

  • Caryn Kronberg December 28, 2014, 11:57 am

    I am going thru a season of wait, and I believe God guided me to your page to help me understand. I’m going thru a broken marriage and waiting for things to be finalized. I so needed to see this. I needed the encouragement to stay strong when it can be so easy to feel defeated. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    • Tammy December 28, 2014, 7:56 pm

      Praying for you Caryn! xoxo

  • Jeanie December 31, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Thank you Tammy for your insights on waiting. I follow you on Facebook and my heart is made warm by your touching posts and “realness.” I’ve been in a waiting stance for many years on certain things, while other things have come instantly and sometimes supernaturally. I guess it helps me to look back and see how faithful God has been to me and even though the waiting can hurt, it’s not meant to be that way. God never intends to hurt us, but is always looking out for us, and I believe while we are waiting, as you say, we are being transformed into who He wants us to be and who He made up to be. I guess for me, it all comes back to believing Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and give you hope.” It’s not a null and void wait when I look to Him. It is an expectant and humble attitude that He is doing what only He can do and what joy it gives Him when I open up my heart to Him and let him do His work. Thank you for your tender-hearted compassion. You are a blessing!

  • Emily January 6, 2015, 5:45 pm

    You’ve blessed me with this post today! Thank you!!

  • Lynda January 16, 2015, 4:56 am

    i am in wait… It feels like it’s been a 5 year journey through wait… I’m accepting it and holding hope and faith close to my soul..

    This verse is one I read regularly to charge my hope in wait; ” I saw the Lord before me because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will also live in hope because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your holy one see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence.” Acts 2:25-28

    One more thing… Feelings are Gods way of saying he’s planning something, we must recognize them, pray for them, and serve him through them…

    Enjoy the beauty of today, ❤️ Lynda

    • Tammy January 16, 2015, 12:28 pm

      Thank you Lynda! Love that verse. Many blessings to you. xo

  • Tasha McKeever January 16, 2015, 12:43 pm

    Tammy, I couldn’t help but write to share how my ‘wait’ is going. I wrote on here back in the summer of 2014. I already had one son in daycare, and we were expecting our second child. God knew my heart to be a stay-at-home mom, and it was something I constantly prayed for. Although, financially it was impossible to forgo my income. I felt God tugging at me to just, “wait.” My daughter Macy arrived this last October… and it’s been so tough to drop my, now two, children off while I’m away from them all day. In the meantime, God has been working. The company I work for has decided to restructure, and it’s been decided that soon, I’ll be working from my own home. Which means I’ll also be able to have my kids there with me. Praise be to God!! Money is very tight for us, but God made a way where we would still have both incomes, and I’ll be able to spend more time with my kids as well. So thankful for a God who gives us the desires of our hearts!! Thank you for your sweet message, and reminder to wait, and praise God while He’s working!! Lots of love, Tasha

  • Amy February 5, 2015, 4:30 pm

    This article touched me and made me cry. I have been praying so hard and waiting for God to soften my husband’s heart, for him to return to Jesus, to our family, and for our marriage to be restored. I’ve been praying 7 months with no change. I sometimes feel like giving up. Today was one of those days. Its hard for those of us who are used to getting our way, to let go of that control and wait on God. At times it feels impossible and despair takes over. Your article helps.

    • Tammy February 18, 2015, 9:54 pm

      Mmmmm, Amy. Boldly standing with you in prayer for your husband and your family restoration. We serve a God who is faithful, and we can trust Him and His ways even when we don’t understand them. Asking for Him to pour out his mercy and grace on you and give you His peace. xo

  • Rosalinda February 20, 2015, 8:30 am

    Thank u for those encouraging words.waiting has taught me perseverance,moving foward,trusting on his word,and knowing that he will bring us thru.not doubting that in God timeing our son will b delivered from am addiction,10 years have gone by

    • Tammy March 26, 2015, 11:03 pm

      Praying for your son Rosalinda. I understand the pain of a family member in addiction and how hard it is to let go. You’re not alone. Lifting you in prayer tonight. xo

  • Anna February 23, 2015, 7:55 pm

    Thank you so much for allowing God to speak through you. This was exactly what I needed to hear. He has been constantly trying to reassure me to keep faith, and identifying this time of my life as a season of wait makes it so much more clear. I am waiting on a relationship He initiated over a year ago and has finally revealed His purpose in to me. Now, I’m waiting for God to reveal His purpose to the other person. I share many of the traits you described, and letting go and not taking matters into my own hands is the biggest struggle! Thank you, and God bless you! I’ll be praying for you in your time of waiting.

    • Unicie Smart February 25, 2015, 7:01 am

      I have just re-read your article because it seems as if I am constantly in a season of wait. These days I am dealing with it in a much better way. Praise God! I have been reflecting on “patiently waiting on God” because I have been too impatient, wanting to wait on God on my terms. In response to my prayers God has answered me with His Peace. Of late I find myself less stressed and more at peace with God and more at peace with myself as I wait. I must report that He ALWAYS comes through for me. I am now more appreciative of “wait on the Lord and he shall strengthen thine heart”.

      • Tammy March 26, 2015, 10:59 pm

        I love that. He ALWAYS comes through. In His time. His way. I love the visual that He shall strengthen thine heart. Amen and yes! The cost is always worth the reward that obedience brings. Blessings to you! xo

    • Tammy March 26, 2015, 11:01 pm

      Lifting you in prayer Anna! xo

  • PJ March 16, 2015, 4:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this post which you posted exactly a year ago so that I could stumble upon it (via Pinterest) today. I love your quote “To sit in the silence of the unwritten story and find comfort in that space. ” I mentioned to a friend today that what excites me about this wait is the confidence I have in the One who is writing my story! God bless you.

    • Tammy March 26, 2015, 10:49 pm

      And isn’t that the sweetest thing of all. I love that PJ. The confidence I have in the One who is writing my story. Beautiful. Blessings to you. xo

  • Hannah Aleece April 3, 2015, 10:37 pm

    Howdy,
    Thank you for this article I really enjoyed reading it! I am also in a season of wait. My boyfriend of more than a year broke up with me out of the blue because he “couldn’t see us going long term.” We had already been talking about marriage and had gone through hard times (death in my family, sickness in his, being on separate continents and apart for 2 months) I just couldn’t believe that he just gave up when things were finally calm and we were happy. I am trying to be strong on my own now but he was my best friend and I miss him. Plus both my sisters are in long term relationships and I am constantly the 3rd or 5th wheel. I’m doing my best to wait on God and trust Him, this article was great encouragement. Prayers would be appreciated, they are definetely needed. Thank you for your time

  • El April 8, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Wow. Such inspiration! I really just happened upon this, but please know how grateful I am. God Bless you for sharing. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

  • Leanne April 9, 2015, 10:28 am

    Wow. I found this on Pinterest and clicked on it. It was just what I needed to hear. My husband and I are just starting to try for a baby and I today had the disappointment this isn’t our month. It’s our first month trying, so I told myself I wasn’t expecting it…but….It was harder than I anticipated. We are both disappointed. I will probably refer to the advice here in the coming months, as I try to remember to “let go and let God”.

  • Angela Gariel April 11, 2015, 9:45 am

    Thank you so very much for your beautiful article about waiting on His timing! We are in a season of wait about relocating our family and moving to Texas away from all of our family. We just got back from a trip there to find a home and were overwhelmed with the possibilities as far as where to live and are stuck. Your words bring such joy and hope to my heart because God is always in control and we really need to remember that. Love your quote “And one of the most beautiful things I have learned about wait is it’s marriage to hope”. It is so true!!!

  • Ally | A Home Called Shalom April 29, 2015, 7:34 am

    This is such a good reminder to me. I think I have the most trouble with #3. I tend to try to protect myself from disappointment, so being expectant for something that’s not 100% guaranteed is so difficult for me. In this season, it’s waiting for a child. I know several couples whose prayers for a baby were never answered with a “yes.” It makes me reluctant to put all my hopes on that particular desire being answered… but I know that God will work good in all things.

  • Danielle Howard May 12, 2015, 10:55 am

    You have spoken to my heart. Exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you

  • Victoria June 7, 2015, 4:09 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It is exactly what I needed. I couldn’t have said better myself. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Natasha George July 9, 2015, 12:56 am

    I’ve been in the season of wait for a very long time and I didn’t even know it; I have never identified it as a season, a season of waiting… 10 months ago my husband nearly died; he was in a motorcycle accident and suffered severe injuries to his body as well as his brain stem. I really believed that God would miraculously heal my husband but God told me “be still and wait on me”. When I made the decision to surrender; I saw how God was putting all the pieces of our life together; the broken pieces of our marriage before the accident and just making ALL the crooked places straight. Thank you for this xxx

    • Tammy July 9, 2015, 4:45 pm

      Oh Natasha. I can only imagine the amount of wait you’re learning to live in. Surrender to. But God is faithful and His promises are true. Especially in the midst of the hardest times. Many prayers lifted up for you and your husband. xo

  • Hannah E. July 19, 2015, 6:41 pm

    I struggle with waiting and patience-always trying to think ahead instead of live in the moment. So I adore this article. The greatest lessons in my life have been learned in the waiting, trusting, hoping, and ultimately in the knowing….knowing God’s hands have already written the story I am so desperately trying to skip ahead and read.

    • Tammy July 21, 2015, 9:18 am

      Oh goodness, yes. Hannah I so understand and resonate with that! So glad you’re here. xo

  • Rashaad Grau August 13, 2015, 8:50 am

    I am in a season of wait. LightRight now God is saying be still, I have it all under control. I face many obstacles in my life right now, but what comes to mind is how faithful my god is. Sometimes it just feels overwhelming, but then I begin to pray and talk to God. This post was meant for me to read. Its Gods way of talking with me. Thank you

    • Tammy August 13, 2015, 9:56 am

      I’m so glad to hear it Rashaad. Blessings to you.

  • Amanda September 15, 2015, 3:12 pm

    So neat how God leads us to the encouragement he knows we need. My biggest desire is to be a mother; but I am in a season of wait. Thank you for the reminder to live in this season and trust his plans for my life.

    • Tammy September 16, 2015, 8:52 pm

      Praying for you Amanda! We can be faithful to a faithful God. His timing is always right. Blessings. xo

  • Kristen @ Momfluence September 15, 2015, 5:41 pm

    So, I’m scrolling through Pinterest and it seems like EVERY post that I’m searching for leads me straight to you! I don’t know if it’s one of those God signs or what, but I’m so happy to have found you. I’m definitely in my season of waiting right now and it’s absolustely killing me and frustrating me and exciting me all at the same time if you know what I mean?! Looks like you’re quite the successful blogger, but if you’re ever looking for new stuff to read, my blog is http://www.momfluence.net, and since I found you so inspiring, maybe I will do the same for you?! Either way, I’m hooked!

    • Tammy September 16, 2015, 8:51 pm

      Awe, thanks Kristen I’m so glad you’re here! God is so cool how He directs us toward one another just when we need it most. Blessings!

  • Cindy October 30, 2015, 7:35 pm

    I loved this message. I lost my husband in less than 5 weeks to pancreatic cancer. I am a deep season of sorrow, but waiting. Waiting for the redemption the Lords promises of healing and comfort. in this world you will have suffering and sorrow, but be of good cheer – He overcame it. Yet we wait.

    • Tammy November 6, 2015, 12:32 pm

      So many prayers lifted up for you Cindy. So so sorry for your loss. xoxo

  • B January 25, 2016, 7:50 am

    I feel like this is my exact situation but unfortunately, I feel that it has only ended with disappointment, frustration & anger which has continued to increase the distance between me & God. I’m tired of waiting ( & it has been 10yrs at least) when it seems God is not inclined to show up. Hope seems almost fictitious. & I can’t put a church face on it

    • Tammy January 25, 2016, 10:03 am

      I’m so sorry your heart is weary and hope seems a world away. Believing God on your behalf today that His faithfulness will come. Hugs.

  • Lavon griffith April 8, 2016, 6:10 pm

    I so enjoyed this post. I am going through trials and long waiting periods on this journey. I. Have not always been patient or content in this journey but I am learning to trust God more and let him do his job. I am so glad my savior is long suffering and I am learning how much he loves me.

    • admin April 12, 2016, 9:41 pm

      So beautiful Lavon. Sweet blessings on you.

  • Tree April 8, 2016, 10:17 pm

    This article was placed before me at a divine time. I really, really, really want to move. But I think I had just begun hearing whispers – God telling me to wait even though I want to plunge forward with it. My heart desires to move NOW, to live in this CERTAIN house, in this SPECIFIC area. I want to pursue it without abandon! But there is that still small voice, saying, “wait”. My heart is pounding as I write this, because honestly, I don’t want to wait anymore. But I will.

    • admin April 12, 2016, 9:41 pm

      I love this. Every word. Wait on the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Blessings to you!

  • Londeka April 9, 2016, 5:13 am

    I thank the Lord that you wrote and posted this NOW! I am in this wait season. The Lord, one morning, said ‘start packing’. Not understanding, I literally packed up everything because i hated where i was/ where i am now. A day or two passed nothing happened, but then i read a story titled WHEN GOD SAYS GO from THE PRAYING WOMAN. After that i knew i had to wait and be patient. Long story short, a few days ago God did not just give me what i thought i needed, He gave me what He knew i needed. He told me that i am moving to New York! I could not believe it, because He knew that i did not believe, He proved it to me more times than i can remember. So i am waiting for Him to tell me to start preparing now #so excited

    • admin April 12, 2016, 9:40 pm

      Wow Londeka!This is so exciting! Praying you continue to follow where He leads. How beautiful.

  • angel windley October 14, 2016, 7:24 pm

    I needed this! I am currently in a season of wait and I am trying my best to wait well. I felt so anxious today to take matters into my own hands but reading these words helped to rein me back in-thank you for the encouragement.

    • admin October 17, 2016, 7:46 pm

      Oh Angel, I’m so blessed to hear that these words were an encouragement to your heart. You’re not alone. xo

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