Trusted pastor and bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley offers words of comfort and patience to anyone waiting for the answer to their prayers.
Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Do the days, weeks and years go by without evidence that your deepest longings could ever come true? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you are facing a common faith-building challenge in the Christian life, and this book has the guidance you need to endure victoriously.
God has very special plans for your life, and the way He most often prepares you for them is through times of directed, active, purposeful waiting. So through timeless, biblical teaching, Dr. Stanley gives you the practical wisdom you need to make the most of the delays and follow God’s lead to the blessings you long for.
With counsel for staying on track when the tunnel is getting dark, claiming God’s promises, and finding purpose in the waiting, Dr. Stanley draws on personal experience and biblical principles to offer you encouragement and guidance no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.
Waiting on God Father, how very grateful I am that these times of waiting are not in vain, but are meant for Your good purposes. Thank You for being so intimately involved in my life and for teaching me how important it is to wait on You.
Lord Jesus, I confess that when there are difficult circumstances, the pain can reach deep, the pressure can crush, and the anxiety can overwhelm me. At times I feel trapped without recourse—imprisoned, chained, and without hope.
But Father, I thank You that with You there is always hope! And even right now I express my faith that You can and will help me in the situations that are heavy on my heart. Lord, please reveal to me how You are acting on my behalf and what You desire for me to learn through this trial. Garrison me about with Your loving, powerful presence, peace, and assurance. Teach me what it means to sit expectantly before You in an attitude of directed, purposeful, active, and courageous prayer. And in all things, help me to seek Your face, obey Your commands, reflect Your character, act in faith, and have pure motives that honor You.
Thank You for this time of waiting, Father. It is difficult to say that, but I know You are working all things for my good and I will see the fulfillment of Your promises if I cling to You. To You be all the glory and praise. In Jesus’ holy and wonderful name I pray. Amen.
Dr. Charles F. Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than sixty books, with sales of more than ten million copies. He has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia since 1971, and his outreach ministry—In Touch—reaches more than 2,800 radio and television outlets in more than fifty languages. Dr. Stanley was inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s (NRB) Hall of Fame in 1988. Dr. Stanley’s goal is best represented by In Touch Ministries’ mission statement: to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen the local church. This is because, as he says, “It is the Word of God and the work of God that changes people’s lives.”