Learn to Love the Waiting Room!

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25 – Learn to Love the Waiting Room!

Waiting is so, so hard! Especially when we’ve worked like crazy to get our part done and now have to wait on a response. From agents. From editors. From publishing committees. But waiting doesn’t have to drive you crazy. In fact, being in a “waiting room” can be an opportunity. So get ready to thrive while you wait!

Show Notes

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

  • We wait in strength—decisively. And we wait with heart—encouraged.

“In the morning, Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3

  • We wait expectantly. Not anxious or driven, but expectant. God is at work, and His ways and path for us are perfect.

“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall, I will rise. Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.” Micah 7:7-8

  • We wait with confidence that God sees us, He hears us, and He is with us. We’re not forgotten, even in the deepest places.

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5

  • We wait with hope, and our hope is in Him and in His word. Not in our writing, our agent, or a publisher. This is about God’s glory. Not ours.

“Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” Isaiah 26:8

  • We wait in obedience to His command to wait. When we’re doing things in obedience, it helps us cultivate the desire for His glory instead of ours.

“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” Isaiah 64:4

  • We wait with the understanding that He will accomplish His will in us, in His ways, and in His time.
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