what to do in the waiting

How to Wait (Patiently)

This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

Habakkuk 2:3: NLT

Wait patiently. Waiting is one thing, but patiently? We don’t want to sit and wait; we want to overcome delays and keep making progress.

Hi! I’m Valerie Riese. Just like a lot of things these days, the recent launch of Faith Talk was delayed by covid not just once, but twice. It was frustrating to see the enemy postpone our attempts to spread the gospel. I dug my heels in, determined to forge ahead. He would not delay this book from blessing other women as long as I had anything to say about it. I gathered a crew and implemented whatever resources I could to keep this book on schedule. But in the end, the enemy won. The launch of Faith Talk was about a year late.

Or was it?

The prophet Habakkuk also felt frustrated and defeated as he watched evil win. But instead of trying to force circumstances towards his own liking, Habakkuk took his impatience to God, asking “How long will evil prevail over your people?” God answered him, assuring him that there are no delays. God has a plan, and it will be fulfilled in His perfect timing.

The launch of Faith Talk was amazing. So many women were blessed that day, including me, and countless more will be inspired to share their faith through our stories.

God’s plans are bigger and better than any stumbling block the enemy can throw at us. He tells us to be patient because He knows we will get anxious. And He wants us to take that impatience to Him, so just like Habakkuk, we’ll learn to trust Him.

What are you waiting on today? Take your fears, doubts, and frustration to God, thank Him for what He’s done and what He will do, trusting that His plans will be fulfilled.

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