With deep compassion, Wayne Stiles helps readers understand why God makes them wait. Unpacking the Old Testament story of Joseph, Stiles shows readers how to find comfort and opportunity in the time between God's promises and his answers, revealing the perspective-altering truth that sometimes when we think we are waiting on God, he is actually waiting on us.
Anyone who has felt a disconnect between God's promises and their reality, who doesn't know what God wants them to do next, or who struggles with the brokenness of their world will find in Wayne Stiles a wise and trustworthy guide to finding peace in the pauses.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 2.30(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part I Leaving Home
1 Living in the Gaps with God 21
2 When Dreams Turn into Nightmares 35
3 Satisfaction on Hold 57
4 Going Backward, Moving Forward 77
Part II Letting Go
5 Circling in the Round House 93
6 The Opportunity of Obscurity 109
7 The Surprising Place Where Waiting Begins 131
8 A Long Resolution 155
9 When Forgiving Someone Is Hard 181
Part III Coming Home
10 The Hope of Dying with Unfulfilled Dreams 205
11 What You've Been Waiting For 227
Note to the Reader 249
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just finished reading an excellent book - "Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing" by Wayne Stiles. It covers the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50), which provides a backdrop to show how God works and keeps His promises - not just through extreme circumstances (such as a severely dysfunctional family, slavery and a famine), but how He is working even through the huge "gaps" in our lives (such as when Joseph was thrown in prison for two years and seemingly forgotten not only by man but by God). If you are wondering, "When will the Lord use me?", "Has He forgotten me here?" or "Why is this happening to me?" then this is YOUR book. Definitely a MUST read...
Very well done