A job, a true love, a baby, a cure. . .
We’re all waiting for something from God.
And the place between His answers can feel like a wasteland where dreams—and faith—go to die.
When we’re waiting, we wonder, “Why?”, “Why me?”, and “How long?”
But the truth? . . .
When God says, “Wait,” He doesn’t tell us for how long.
When God says, “Wait,” we face one of life’s greatest tests.
When God says, “Wait,” we have decisions to make.
When God says, “Wait,” we can control only two things: how we wait, and who we become along the way.
Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to walk alongside people of the Bible who had to wait on God. . .imperfect heroes like David, Miriam, Naomi, Sarah, Joseph, and others. Their stories will provide a roadmap for your own story, helping you navigate the painful, lonely territory of waiting, coming out on the other side with your faith, relationships, and sense of humor intact. They might even help you learn to enjoy the ride.
This book is about the journey of waiting, the space between answers, and the people we become while we live there.
“When God Says, “Wait” is a must-read. Elizabeth gives us confidence and courage in times of waiting, ensuring that we will be ‘better because of the wait.’ We are better because of this book, too! With solid scriptural advice, practical prompts, and unmatched wit, Elizabeth helps us find faith in times of uncertainty. Whether you’re a mom, student, business owner, or wife, this book is for you!”
–Lara Casey Isaacson, Author of Make It Happen
“In When God Says, “Wait,” Elizabeth captures readers through previously unexplored anecdotes of familiar Bible stories and then connects you with these ancient icons, venturing deeper into their narratives. With Elizabeth’s own graceful confessions and by linking our own emotions to those of these past heroes, we internalize so much more than just the moral of their stories. We take on their hope, their insight, and their love for God in a way that helps us navigate this ‘lonely, unmarked territory’ that is waiting. We have known Elizabeth and her husband Kevin for many years. We value their guidance, direction, and most of all their genuine desire for a relationship with Christ. This book is the culmination of years of grappling with questions and faith-testing waiting with practical insights of the way God works in these times.”
–Pauli and Chip Wade, Lead Creative at Wade Works, Star of HGTV’s “Elbow Room” and “Curb Appeal”
“Elizabeth Thompson is a kindred spirit. I love her writing style, heart, and quirky humor. She writes with authenticity and wisdom. When God Says, “Wait” gives practical, biblical precepts, but it also unites our hearts with beloved biblical characters. Thompson masterfully paints scenes from these characters’ lives in such a way, you feel you’re there. Time is removed. Rather than biblical saints, they become people just like us. Their stories are ours. It’s a must-read for anyone struggling with God’s timetable. Healing, hopeful, and filled with grace to help us trust God as we wait on Him.”
–Andy Lee, Author of A Mary Like Me: Flawed Yet Called
“It’s hard to be the example, but someone’s gotta do it! Thank goodness it is Elizabeth—her journey through waiting, wit in expressing it, and wisdom to learn from it. This book is not only a beautiful testament of one woman’s faith, but a reminder of the many Bible heroes who God told to wait. Oftentimes life leaves us in the gap between what is and what will be. Thank you, Elizabeth, for refining the gifts that can only be given as we wait. Those gifts and this book will be a gap-filler and hope-giver to women all over the world.”
–Laura Whitaker, Executive Director, Extra Special People, Inc.
“As Elizabeth writes, when speed is our cultural priority, ‘wait’ feels like a bad word. Thanks be to God that this does not have to be the case and that through When God Says, “Wait” we can uncover a roadmap to prayerful, humble, practical, and hopeful waiting—even in the midst of heartbreaking trial! Any reader will feel indebted to Elizabeth’s fearless take on the misconceptions of waiting, sharing from a deep well of scripture-rich wisdom. While most authors dealing with such tender topics may shy away from hard-to-swallow truths, Elizabeth guides, challenges, and encourages just like a best friend—with vulnerability and humor—so that your heart can fall deeper in love with a God who sees, hears and cares.”
–Marilisa Schachinger, Founder and Event Planner, Martel Events
The idea of Biblical surrender is commonly misunderstood in the modern Church. Seen as something merely emotional or external, many Christians approach surrender in a way that only results in a temporary aesthetic change.
This book details both God’s sovereign work and the personal responsibility necessary for God-glorifying dependence at the heart level. It is designed to help the reader discover how surrender can be more than a one-time experience; it can be a way of life. Discover the art of surrender.
Many Christians do not fully understand the critical importance of fasting.
This book will offer 8 compelling reasons why fasting is of crucial importance in our battle against Satan, our human nature and a sinful world.
Minister since 1985
Author of the award-winning, God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds (Now, WE BELIEVE IN GOD…”
Discover the Secret to Turning the World Upside Down!
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said… “that they may be one just as We are one.” (John 17:1, 22)
Division feeds powerlessness. The longer the church remains divided and disconnected from each other, the longer it will take to accomplish the work Jesus has assigned us to do.
You may be thinking, “I’m just one person. What can I do to bring God’s people together and promote unity in the body of Christ?”
Joey LeTourneau’s book shows you how to:
Become a catalyst that releases uncommon unity in your unique sphere of influence
Recognize your identity and essential role in the global community of God
Receive and release vision that transforms culture
Position yourself to sow into future generations and empower emerging leaders
It is time for you to access the secrets to walking in the same dynamic presence and power of God that were normal for the first century Church and play your part in turning the world upside down!
About the Author
Joey and Destiny LeTourneau, along with their six kids, work across the nations to see the Father’s nature revealed and His family restored and empowered. They constantly seek to raise up a harvest of harvesters who give life wherever they go, empowering each of God’s children through hope, identity and purpose to live out every purpose they’ve been created for – that no one’s purpose would fall to the ground. Joey has created numerous resources and authored six books.
You pray, but God doesn’t seem to be listening. You trust Him, but it appears He’s letting you down. You believe His Word, but His promises are coming up seemingly empty in your life. You seek, but do not find…you knock, but no one answers. If God is doing anything at all in your life…you can’t see it. The fight of faith intensifies, as it appears that not only is God running late…He may not even show up at all. By the looks of things, God’s either too busy in the lives of others or He just simply doesn’t care.
All of our Christian life, we’re prepared to hear God speak to us, but nothing prepares us for His silence. It’s in these times of desperation, when we’re filled with doubt in the midst of our faith, when waiting on God appears to be in vain, that our faith is tested, grown, and strengthened, as we learn to trust in Him even when there appears to be now reason that we should.
While we wait on God, it’s His Promises that we’ll cling to, and ultimately put our faith in, when our lives are hanging by a thread. We’ll find that God knows what He’s doing. He’s in control…even when life isn’t. You’ll find that even when your world seems to be falling apart…it’s really just falling into place in the hands of your Almighty loving God.
About the author
Are You Really Living Your Best Life, or Are You Just Surviving?
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