Find help and hope for times when it's hard to wait on God
Do you ever feel like God is taking too long to answer your prayers? Have you ever taken matters into your own hands, only to discover that you’ve made the situation worse?
Waiting on God challenges our faith when the bills are stacking up, our families are falling apart, or our dreams feel like they won't come true. We know that God hears our prayers, but it’s hard when the clock is ticking yet He hasn’t shown us the answer.
In this four-week Bible study, Barb Roose invites us to explore the stories of women in the Bible who had to wait on God— women such as Hannah, Ruth, Tamar, and the unnamed woman who suffered for over a decade with a painful medical condition. If you’ve felt anxious, angry, discouraged or depressed because God isn’t giving you what you want, their stories will breathe fresh hope and practical next steps in your life. As a reforming control lover, Barb mixes in her personal stories of learning how to wait for God during long seasons of unanswered prayers, family difficulties, and challenging times in ministry. Together we will discover that there is goodness and blessing to be found in times of waiting, including a closer relationship with God than we’ve ever dared to dream.
The DVD contains four video segments featuring Barb's dynamic teaching
(of about 20 minutes each) for use during the group sessions, and offers closed captioning.
Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook with Leader Helps.
Bible Study Features:
- A shorter four-week study is ideal for in-between or busy times.
- Accessible and friendly format.
- Each week concludes with a devotional lesson featuring prayer journaling, helping women create “memorial stones” during a waiting season.
- DVD features dynamic, engaging teaching in four 20-minute segments.
- Participant Workbook includes group session guides, discussion questions, prayers, video viewer guides, and leader helps.
I’m Waiting, God Video Session Descriptions
In this video segment, Barb explores the story of Hannah to help us see that unanswered prayer can actually be an invitation to discover that God’s love is more powerful than the breakthrough, renew, or rescue we want.
This week Barb compares the responses of Ruth and Naomi to contrast the bitter road and the better road, encouraging us to have faith that God can restore and bring blessing in the place of tears and pain.
In this video segment Barb shares highlights from the story of the unnamed bleeding woman to show us that weakness is a pathway to Jesus, and that Jesus is enough when we’re weary of waiting. In addition to reminding us that it’s not how much faith we have but where we direct our faith, she offers practical steps for handling the weariness of waiting.
In this final week Barb leads us through Martha’s story to encourage us that for every “no” that we face, we have the hope of a better future. She reminds us that God always has a better blessing waiting for us if we’re willing to let go of what we’re asking for and choose to receive what God wants to give us.
About the Author
Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about helping women apply the truths of God’s Word to the practical realities and challenges they face in today’s culture, equipping them to win at life with strength and dignity. She enjoys teaching and encouraging women at conferences and retreats across the country, as well as internationally. Barb is the author of four Bible studies (Surrendered, I’m Waiting, God, Joshua, Beautiful Already) and two books (Winning the Worry Battle, and Enough Already). She also writes a regular blog at BarbRoose.com and hosts the “Better Together” podcast. Previously Barb was executive director of Ministry at CedarCreek Church in Perrysburg, Ohio. Barb lives with her family in Toledo, Ohio.