You’re not Alone in the Waiting Room

01-25-16-Daring-Faith-You’re-not-Alone-in-the-Waiting-Room
01-25-16-Daring-Faith-You’re-not-Alone-in-the-Waiting-Room

After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.” (Hebrews 6:15 NIV)

When you’re waiting on God, remember that you’re in good company.

Millions of saints before you have sat in God’s waiting room. You’re not alone. In fact if you’re in the waiting room right now — maybe you’re waiting on a job, on an answer, or on a prayer — there are a lot of other people around you who are in that same situation.

Hebrews 11:2 says, People who lived in the past became famous because of faith” (ICB) — and every one of those people had to wait.

Think about Hannah, who had to wait years to have the baby that she was praying God would give her.

Think about Joseph, who had a God-given vision of being a ruler from a very young age but spent 14 years in a prison for a crime he did not commit.

Think of Moses, who wandered in the wilderness for 40 years while he waited for his next assignment and to know his purpose in life.

Think of Abraham, who waited a hundred years before he had Isaac, the child God had promised him years before.

Think about Noah, who waited 120 years before it rained.

God waited thousands of years before sending the Messiah. We get in a hurry. But God is not in a hurry. Waiting is essential to your faith.

Hebrews 6:15 says, After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised” (NIV).

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >> 

Talk It Over

  • How does being in community with other people help you persevere through the waiting periods of life?
  • What are some of God’s promises that you can claim while you are waiting?
  • Why is waiting essential to your faith?

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.


SIGN UP FOR PASTOR RICK’S FREE DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

SIGN UP FOR DAILY HOPE DEVOTIONAL

Special Offer

Connecting_bottomleft_460x247

Connecting with God: The Lord's Prayer - 8 CD Boxed Set and Bonus Music CD: FIRST

The Bible says very clearly that you were created for connections. In this new message series, Connecting with God: The Lord's Prayer, Rick Warren lays out practical steps for you to connect with God and loved ones by examining the Lord’s Prayer.

REQUEST YOUR COPY

On the Radio

Connecting_bottomright_460x247

Connecting With God, Complete Audio Series

The Lords Prayer is one of the most well-known prayers in the Bible. It's also one of the richest, filled with hope and answers to life's most stressful situations and difficult questions. Join Pastor Rick as he mines each verse of The Lords Prayer, both uncovering God's wisdom and discovering what it truly means to be spiritually connected to God and to one another. Your life will forever be transformed.

Purchase this seriesListen to this series