Wait and See: Finding Peace in God's Pauses and Plans

Wait and See: Finding Peace in God's Pauses and Plans

by Wendy Pope

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ISBN-13: 9780781413558
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 69,878
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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Wendy Pope is the author of Trusting God for a Better Tomorrow and the Read Thru the Word online Bible studies and teachings. She speaks nationwide with Proverbs 31 Ministries. Wendy and her husband, Scott, have two children and live in North Carolina.

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Wait and See: Finding Peace in God's Pauses and Plans 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
CordiallyBarbara More than 1 year ago
On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts, Wait and See by Wendy Pope is a giant jawbreaker. This sweet candy takes hours upon hours to get through, revealing layers of different colors and flavors. This candy trains patience. Wendy Pope unpacks what a waiting season can be like with personal stories (her own and others). Better yet, she prompts you to consider how you can use your waiting period to prepare for the day you arrive at the eventual destination. At the end of each chapter, Pope includes a short portion that incorporates scripture reading to further support her points and encouragement. Personally, this book helped me put a name to the uncomfortable season that I find myself in. I'm smack dab in a waiting season, and I now have active ways to grow in my wait. Pope's writing style felt like a conversation, and I appreciate that she could draw from her own experience to encourage me in mine. This is not a hurry-up-to-your-destination book. And at the end, she doesn't give you a "get out of jail free" card, but she does give you the tools to live well in your wait. I used this book as a gentle addition to my time spent with God, and I think I worked through a chapter in 2-3 days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
WAIT AND SEE is, as the title says, for those who are waiting. I know the perfect person to gift my copy to as they are in a period of waiting. Actually, I know several people this book will fit, so I may be buying gift copies! Ms. Pope knows about waiting. She had many periods of waiting in her life. In fact, at first as I thumbed through it, I thought it had a whiny feel, and that kind of annoyed me. I don't want to read a book about her whining about this and that and the next thing. But once I settled in to actually read the book, Ms. Pope takes the time to dissect her whines and turn them into ministering opportunities to help others who are waiting for whatever they are waiting for. This book is a good book for anyone who maybe waiting for God to hear them and answer their prayers. Good for church libraries and Christian counselors, among others.
nferguson More than 1 year ago
In this world of instant messaging, instant food, and instant access to news around the world, most of us find it difficult to wait for anything. As a Christian, I find waiting on God’s timing especially frustrating. In her book, Wait and See, Wendy Pope gives us a new way to look at waiting. It is not wasted time, but a time of preparation and renewal. Wendy uses the stories of four real people to illustrate the beauty and benefits of waiting on God. Through the Bible study at the end of each chapter, we also learn how David waited. Wendy’s conversational writing style and her poignant vulnerability give this book an intensely personal touch and easy readability. At the end of the book is a journal for each chapter—a great way to help the reader process the information and relate lessons learned to his/her life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has experienced a period of waiting—for healing, for a job, for children, for direction in life. It has completely changed my thoughts on why we wait and how to wait well.
JaimeW More than 1 year ago
In this book, Wendy Pope guides her readers through the process of reconsidering what a waiting period truly means. Is God punishing us? Are we doing something wrong? Are we ready to receive the thing we're anxiously awaiting? Pope addresses all these questions and more in a practical and spiritually grounded way. She provides numerous real life examples from other people as well as an in-depth look at the life of King David. There are places throughout the book where Pope asks the reader to answer short questions and then journal longer responses. This practical application helps apply the concepts of waiting to the reader's personal life. Personally, I was nodding my heading in agreement and taking notes right from the beginning of this book. How refreshing it is to receive encouragement and hope about waiting for God from a strong Biblical figure as well as real live people!
Sherri Drum More than 1 year ago
We all experience waiting at some point in our lives. Some seasons of waiting are longer and tougher than others. In her book, Wait and See; Wendy Pope shares stories of her life in times in waiting as well as the stories of others. She also relates these present day stories to King David and what God did in his life when he was in a season of waiting. Wendy teaches us that looking to God for our strength and His direction during this season helps to reveal His plans for us. Wendy will help you put prospective on what you might be journeying through, and help you gain higher confidence in what God’s plan may be. I highly recommend this book!! - Sherri D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did Wendy Pope's "Read Thru the Word" program in 2015 and that class had a profound impact on me, so I was thrilled when I first learned of Wendy's book. Her book is insightful and helped me to grow in areas of my faith that needed to develop. Wendy is a mature Christian and has so much wisdom to share. I highly recommend this book.
woodmantwins More than 1 year ago
Waiting is hard but Wendy Pope's new book shows us how to wait well. Wendy teaches us how to turn our season of waiting into a time of faith formation. She teaches us to focus on God, the Person of our faith rather than the object of our wait and to view God's pauses as opportunities to know Him better, along with a wealth of other lessons to be found in uncertain times. Wendy writes in a thoughtful, straight forward manner. Her lessons are biblically based and practical. She draws on the life of David- from shepherded boy to king- and his psalms to teach us the values found in waiting well. In addition to King David the book follows the seasons of waiting of four contemporaries and shows how the principles apply to their pauses. Thebook has a special chapter where you use the principles found in each of the chapters to write your own story. "Worth the Wait: My Story ". This helped me to apply Wendy's wisdom to my own season of waiting. I would recommend this book to everyone experiencing a "pause". It is a hands on book that follows through with it's promise to help you experience peace in God's pauses and plans. It will help you use your struggles to grow in faith. Use the areas for journaling to learn to apply the principles to your pause. "Wait and See " canbe a real life changer. And don't skip the "Digging Deeper with David " lessons at the end of the chapters. Each one is based on one of David's psalms and teaches many important lessons on waiting well. "Wait and See " is a wonderful book. I have learned so much from Wendy through this book and her Read through the Word bible study. I look forward to reading more books by Wendy!
RN42 More than 1 year ago
Wendy Pope created a wonderful journey of exploring David’s pathway from anointed King to reigning King. We often think of David without really thinking about how long the journey was that the Bible takes us through. Like David we are often called to wait. Why is it so difficult to do that? Wendy is vulnerable and shares times in her life when she had to wait. The key is she didn’t always wait well so she walks us through how to Find Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans. Wendy’s writings are full of lots of great reasons for why the wait is so hard but the best news is her suggestions on how to make the wait worth it. I really like the way Wait and See is set up with Chapter 10 being designed like a journal with questions to help us evaluate our current call to wait and really begin to put the new mindset and practices into place in a current situation right now. One of my favorite chapters is When Waiting Messes with Your Mind. The battle of our mindset can make or break our attitude, no doubt. This chapter is full of great stories and truth. I love that Wendy reminds us to keep our minds in the word which will keep the lies in check. Often when we are waiting we begin to be more susceptible to the lies of Satan. Biblical truth always kills the lies. Wendy goes on to remind us that Peace from prayer fills us and makes the desire to quit loose its power. The more we pray the stronger we become and the more able we are to take down the quit. Finally, in that chapter she goes on to remind us that Praises have great power in the wait as well. “Praise has a marvelously, mysterious aspect to it that slays defeat.” The study of the Psalms really brings this truth to life. Waiting on God isn’t wasting time; it’s training time. So thankful for the truth of this statement! I know if you take the time to really looking at times of waiting in your life through the information provided by Wendy you will do it better and gleam more blessings from it than you have before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait and See has been a life changing book! Wendy does an amazing job of helping you dig into Scripture to find God’s ways to wait well. She walks the read through David’s life and uses his experiences to help teach how to wait and how to handle the struggles that come when waiting. She has a bible study portion, to dig into after each chapter, as well as, a journal prompts for each chapter. Both of these things took this book from being a wonderful read to something I could really learn and apply to my life. This book is a must read for any woman, or man, who is or has faced a time of waiting. It would be the perfect book to use on your own or to use as a group study. It is easy to read, easy to understand and rich with Scripture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait and See by Wendy Pope is one of the best books I have read. She teaches us to wait in God’s strength to see what His plan is for our lives. She uses stories of real life throughout to show us what it can look like in our lives as well. She also takes us back into biblical times to show us how to wait as David waited. I love the space to journal your thoughts in Chapter 10 in answer to what we learned in the other chapters. Also learning and studying scripture at the end of each chapter is so welcome. I love Wendy’s teaching of digging deeper. I will be reading this book many more times and have no doubt I will learn new things each time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We are all waiting for something - a job, a husband, a baby, a friend, a prodigal to return.... Wendy Pope's new book - Wait and See - is full of insight on finding God as we wait. How do you wait "well"? What if your wait just won't end? What if one wait begets another? Wendy uses vignettes of others' waits as well as her own waiting experiences interwoven with the story of King David and his biblical wait to teach us how to find God in the pauses of life. There is also space to journal and purposeful, guided questions to document your journey through your personal wait. I highly recommend this book - no matter what your "wait" is!!!
Mefielding More than 1 year ago
“Wait and See”–Wendy Pope Wendy’s book is a source of encouragement and strength for anyone “waiting”. If I am honest, I have to say that I do not like waiting. Waiting can be long and painful and lonely and discouraging. Wendy shares so much wisdom to help us better understand the “Wait and See” process. Waiting can be a test of our faith. Waiting can strengthen and renew our relationship with God. Waiting reminds us to seek shelter and refuge and protection in the arms of God. God uses times of waiting to change hearts and lives and relationships and to draw us into a better understanding of His will. Waiting teaches humbleness and obedience. Waiting gently encourages us to seek the Lord first and to lean not upon on our own understanding. Waiting teaches us to open our hearts and minds to God’s will. Waiting teaches us to read and study God’s Word. While we are waiting we need to keep doing what we know to do–pray. Pray without ceasing. Waiting teaches us to acknowledge that God has a plan and a purpose for every life and that He alone is in control, always and forever. Waiting teaches us that God may not answer our prayers in the way we are hoping, but we can be certain that God always hears our prayers. “Wait and See”–a wonderful new book and a new message by a new author. Simply wonderful and uplifting.