When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal

When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal

by Elizabeth Laing Thompson

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Overview


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 journal through your personal "wait" and come out on the other side with your faith, relationships, and sense of humor intact. 

This lovely volume will encourage and inspire you in your wait--with meaningful devotional thoughts, scriptural truths, and thought-provoking journal prompts.

 

Features:

  • A beautiful, textured hardcover binding
  • Delightfully designed one-color interior with quality paper
  • Dozens of encouraging, inspiring thoughts from Elizabeth Laing Thompson's popular Christian living title When God Says, "Wait"
  • Generous space to record personal thoughts and feelings
  • Thought-provoking reflection questions and journal prompts
  • Scripture selections on every spread



 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643521626
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 587,425
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Elizabeth Laing Thompson writes at LizzyLife.com about clinging to Christ through the chaos of daily life. As a minister, speaker, and novelist, she loves finding humor in holiness, and hope in heartache. She lives in North Carolina with her preacher husband and four spunky kids, and they were totally worth the wait.
 

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When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I am finding that journaling for me is something I look forward to. I am enjoying this journal. It is helping me to realize that even though I have to wait or feel that going through a difficult season is tough there is a reason. I need to patiently wait for God's direction. I do like the structure of this journal. Being able to write about how the verse of the day connects to me and how it applies right now is so helpful. The thought provoking questions about why we are having to wait helps me connect with our creator more. I look forward to continuing with this journal. I know there are many hidden treasures from God for me to uncover by using this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
AFarley21 26 days ago
When God Says Wait is a beautiful journal by Elizabeth Laing Thompson! If you are in a season of waiting this is the perfect journal for you. Waiting is soooo hard to do, but this journal can help guide your thoughts to help you through the time of waiting. Each page either has a paragraph about waiting and a few questions to help guide your thoughts or a Bible verse. This journal would be a great gift for many women on your list as we all have had to wait on something at one time or another. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Jypsylynn 4 months ago
When God Says Wait Journal By: Elizabeth Laing Thompson *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.* *REVIEW* I love journals of all shapes and sizes and purposes. I was super excited to have a look at this one because it's unique from the others I have. It's all about waiting time. Every person is waiting for something. How long do you have to wait, and why? Through journaling, it's easier to cope with situations we don't understand. It's all in God's timing, and it's no matter what we think about it. Waiting has purpose, though we know not what it is. It's frustrating to wait for just about anything, especially in the era of click and receive. This journal gives prompts to answer, along with quoted scripture. The questions presented are thoughtful and insightful, and the ideas are relevant. This journal will help in trusting God's timing while being okay with where you are now. I think the When God Says Wait Journal is an excellent tool for anyone's spiritual journey.
lmnop99 4 months ago
This journal was really an eye opener for me. When we hear preachers and friends speak on "waiting" it is usually in reference to life phases. Waiting till the next phase in your life whether it is for marriage, children, retirement, it is still waiting. But what this author does is open your eyes to "Everyone waits for things". It is true. Sometimes we don't admit it out loud but we all have a plan in our minds about how our life will go and we are "waiting " for it to happen. She also points out that "Waiting is not a punishment from God" it is a part of life". This phrase had a huge impact on me in general since society does judge people who aren't in the phase of life it thinks they should be in. The final point I will say is Elizabeth's study on social media. It is a great reminder about how to use this tool in our lives..she says " Want to feel closer to God emotionally? Post less, Pray more. Pray first and post last." So simple yet so powerful for me to check my life habits. Wonderful devotional journal - helpful, relevant and a great gift for all of us ladies since as she says "we are all waiting for something." "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review."
Cheri5 4 months ago
When God Says Wait is a wonderful journal. I love this book. It’s one that helps me write down the things God is speaking on my heart so I can review it over and over again. It’s perfect for this stage in my life and a book I will be sharing with many others who are also in the same stage … and even those who aren’t there now but will be at some time. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review
LucyMR1 5 months ago
This is a beautiful journal from the color and texture of the cover to the sleek pages and plenty of room to journal your thoughts and feelings. Waiting is a hard journey for us and this journal gives insight to the journey and scripture to help us along the way. This would make a wonderful gift and when finished you will feel that you have grown in your Waiting Journey. Well done. Thank you to Barbour Publishing for a complimentary copy. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
Chaplain-Debbie_777 5 months ago
Very Nice! Barbour Publishing puts out the best journals. Ms. Thompson's journal is gorgeous and well thought out. As usual, I intend to gift it out. I love journals that have hard covers, because they seem to last longer. The pages are crisp and there is plenty of room to write down your thoughts. I highly recommend this journal. “I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.”
rkfall 5 months ago
When I held this journal in my hands, I was so elated because the feel of this hard-covered textured journal feels so heavenly. It’s the little things that add up while going through times of waiting that I embrace to be thankful over. This book is great with the spinning computer circle icon with every page. On each page she has a verse on the left-hand side and thoughts with writing prompts on the right. I found that there are plenty of lines to write on and I think this is a God-send for those waiting times in our journey with the Lord. Bravo to the author and designer of this amazing journal for the tough times. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Emma 5 months ago
When God Says Wait by Elizabeth Laing Thompson When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal 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. 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. Features: A beautiful, textured hardcover binding Delightfully designed one-color interior with quality paper Dozens of encouraging, inspiring thoughts from Elizabeth Laing Thompson's popular Christian living title When God Says, "Wait" Generous space to record personal thoughts and feelings Thought-provoking reflection questions and journal prompts Scripture selections on every spread I highly recommend reading. When God Says Wait by Elizabeth Laing Thompson is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. Author Elizabeth Laing Thompson invites you to journal through your personal "wait" and come out on the other side with your faith, relationships, and sense of humor intact. This lovely volume will encourage and inspire you in your wait--with meaningful devotional thoughts, scriptural truths, and thought-provoking journal prompts.
Wanda_M 5 months ago
I love this devotional thought journal! And, the opening page titled, "We're All Waiting for Something." This passage gives details on waiting time, and may lead you to many thoughts on what kind of waiting you are enduring, and may also give you hope and the strength you need for that waiting time. Maybe even find some peace of mind as you are waiting. Some wait more patiently than others, and pray during that waiting time. Has your faith been tested? I know mine has. Do you have the patience to wait the time period out? In this season of waiting, we all must wait patiently and seek God to find the answers. And through faith God will give us the answers in due time. That is why we must wait and except what He wants us to know. In this journal titled, WHEN GOD SAYS WAIT, by Elizabeth Laing Thompson, There are beautiful verses through-out that can help us with our waiting time and thoughts. What did Jesus say to his deciples in Matthew 26:38; and 26:40-41, KJV, while He was praying? This is a great little journal. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
MEPinkham 5 months ago
Are you in a waiting period? A holding pattern where everything seems to have stagnated, nothing is happening the way you wish it were or think it should? There are many times in our Christian life when God asks us to wait on Him for answers. I find that waiting tough. I’m a get it done, tell me now, kind of person. Patience is not on my top ten list of virtues. But I found this journal to be helpful in writing out my thoughts and questions as I await His answers. The format, Scripture and thought-provoking writing leads me to lay out what’s going on inside my mind and heart while waiting for what I know to be God’s perfect timing (even if I might question the waiting process). Often, on the other side of the waiting I see and understand God’s reasons. Sometimes I don’t. But I know that He in His great wisdom has my best at heart. When I dwell on Jesus and not my circumstances, He teaches me more about Himself, and a closer relationship with Him results from spending time sharing my thoughts and prayers with the God who listens and moves on my behalf – even when it doesn’t happen on my timetable. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. These thoughts and opinions are my own words.
Teadrinker 5 months ago
In our modern society, it seems like so many voices around us are saying, "hurry, hurry." Yet, God often has us in a waiting period which can be so frustrating in our fast-paced world. When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal from Elizabeth Laing Thompson is designed to help put all of those thoughts and frustrations on paper and to continue to guide journalers to look to God. When God Says Wait starts out with a short but powerful 2-page introduction by Thompson. She talks about different types of waiting seasons and shares how journaling can help us through those times. The journal then has a short paragraph by the author followed by a question or two to answer as you write. A Bible verse is at the top of the second page of each two-page themed writing spread. I am finding When God Says Wait to be a helpful journal. I like how there is so much room to write but yet there are short paragraphs and verses to think about along with the writing prompt questions. This book is pretty and yet it is simple. The pages are made of thick paper and a variety of pens could be used for writing or even illustrating if that is your style. The journal also has a ribbon marker and I always appreciate having a ready bookmark handy with those ribbons. I think it feels like high quality and it is well-made. It might also be a nice gift for a friend that you know is going through a difficult waiting time--along with a pack of pretty pens and a coffee shop gift card. I highly recommend When God Says Wait for those who like to journal. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Librarycataloger 5 months ago
In the introduction of this new book author Elizabeth Laing Thompson reminds us that we're all waiting for something from God and 'when we're waiting, we torture ourselves with questions no one can answer: Why? Why me? How long?' She has provided a way to help us during our waiting time with this devotional thought journal. It is filled with Bible scripture, devotional thoughts, and questions that will prompt us to to dig deeper. With 224 pages, this red, hardback journal with lined pages is both attractive and easy to use. When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal is a beautiful book that anyone would be proud to give as a gift and even prouder to own! I received a complimentary copy of the book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Mar-J 5 months ago
It’s not easy waiting no matter what an individual might be waiting for. When God Says Wait, a devotional thought journal, is the perfect for recording your thoughts, actions and prayers as you wait. This hardbound journal will encourage you in your spirit and mind as you wait. The two pages for each day or whatever pace has a Bible verse on the left page then a wonderful thought and question to ponder and answer on the right side. There is plenty of room to journal your prayers, thoughts and preparations as you wait for your answer. This journal is perfect for using during your devotions with God to grow your faith while waiting, knowing that God does all things well. The scriptures will uplift readers and some would be great to commit to memory. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. I have shared my own opinion.
DChatley 5 months ago
What is not to love about this thought journal. The verses, commentary and reflection questions are just what is needed to keep our eyes on Jesus while process all the questioning, doubts, emotions, hurt, loneliness that we feel. I love how the author doesn't dismiss the emotions that are so prevalent in the waiting season but instead helps us the reader work through those emotions with the truth of God's Word. I myself being at the tail end of a 3+ year waiting period. I could so relate to the text and reflection questions. In fact, I found that I still had emotions that I thought I had dealt with that this journal helped me acknowledge. One quote in particular that jumped out at me and jarred my thoughts was "sometimes we are waiting for the life we want, we forget to enjoy the life we already have". That thought rang so true with my heart. I ended up asking for forgiveness for not noticing and enjoying the blessings that are already mine. A reflection question that really caused me to pause was "As you wait, what insecurities are you facing in your walk with God? In your view of yourself?" What scriptures can help you control your insecurities". I don't know about you but I have found that waiting periods are breeding grounds for insecurity. So I love how this question caused me to call out my insecurities and to then wrap them in the grace of God's Word. I highly recommend this book for yourself or someone you know who is walking in a period of waiting. This book will help keep your eyes on God while processing the thoughts and emotions that rear their ugly heads when we are waiting to see God move in our circumstances. Walking this journey in a way that honors God means we have to filter our thoughts and emotions through the truth of God's Word and that is where this thought journal comes into play. This journal will point out God's promises, build your hope, ground your faith, focus your thoughts and call you to worship in the waiting. This book is worth the cost alone with just the 100+ promises, one for each day. For in times of waiting we must soak in God's promises to overcome the doubt and worry that becomes elevated in our minds. We start to feel like nothing will ever change so we need to be reminded that our hope is in God and that God keeps his promises. Otherwise we are tempted to pull away from God when in reality this is when we need to draw ever so closer to God, to gain his wisdom, his strength, his help. This journal is very aesthetically pleasing - this thought journal is beautiful inside and outside. The outside is a maroon hardcover with a ribbon marker. And the internal journal pages have maroon shading around the edges. Over 100, 2 sided pages each has a verse on the left side and short lesson and journaling question on the right with lines on both side for reflection/journaling. I'll share one more comment and reflection question that spoke to me personally. I love how this caused me to reconsider how I was viewing God during this period. As it is so easy to view God through tainted lenses when we feel like our life is on hold. "Waiting is not a punishment from God, it is a part of life. Everyone waits for things, even the most righteous people" "How does knowing that God is not angry with you, not punishing you, transform your view of God? your view of waiting?" This journal would make a great Christmas gift idea for your Christian friends I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publi
knit4snow 5 months ago
When God Says Wait....is a beautifully hardbound journal. Elizabeth Laing Thompson puts a bible verse on one page and on the opposite side there is a devotional with a question. I loved this particular journal because there is plenty of room to write on each page. I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
NKBookReviewer 5 months ago
When God Says Wait, A Devotional Thought Journal by Elizabeth Laing Thompson is a hardcover prayer and thought devotional. The title caught my eye right off. My sweet mother is fond of reminding me that I “came 25 days early and have kept the pace up with not wanting to wait since then.” Waiting is difficult, but the older I get the more patience I have acquired. This journal is a wonderful tool to work through waiting on things. I know often when I pray that I want and even expect immediate results. That seldom is God’s plan. The journal is divided into two page sections. They feature scripture verses, a devotional thought, and a question designed to spur introspection and personal growth along with many line for writing. When open for use, the Scripture verse is at the top of the left page and the devotional thought with journal question is on the right page. This is opposite than most journals and devotional. That took me some time to overcome. There is a ribbon bookmark which helped keep my place. The pages are a nice weight and my pen did not bleed through at all. I loved the rich color of the cover and the size is perfect. There are no dates or page numbers. This is a companion journal to the book by the same name. However, anyone would benefit from using it. Writing thoughts, prayers, and feelings is a helpful way to express oneself. It keeps track for future reference, also. I would recommend this to everyone. Journaling has become popular and for good reasons. It is a helpful addition to bible study and prayer time. It gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars. If they switch the two pages, I will change this to a 5 star. A copy was provided by the publisher but these are my honest thoughts.
Sprinkle23 5 months ago
When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal coordinates with Elizabeth Laing Thompson’s book, When God Says Wait. Although I have not read When God Says Wait, I did read through this entire journal and I was impressed by the thoughts and questions presented. The questions ring with the authenticity of someone who has walked a hard road, rather than simply observed others on the path. Each two-page spread of When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal features a Scripture verses, a devotional thought, and a question designed to spur introspection and personal growth. When open for use, the Scripture verse is at the top of the left page and the devotional thought with journal question is on the right page. Maybe it’s just me, but I wish the pages were swapped with the question on the left page (since it's the first in the spread) and the supporting Scripture on the right. There’s plenty of room to write and a built-in bookmark to hold the page. I would suggest going through this journal in order. Some topics are grouped together which I assume are correlated with When God Says Wait. A few examples: worship, rejecting lies, God’s character, prayer, friendship, and choosing joy. I recommend When God Says Wait: A Devotional Thought Journal to any woman in a season of waiting, which is probably most of us. Even without having read its companion book, the journal can provide great benefit to the user. I received a complimentary copy of the book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Soupersally 5 months ago
It is not easy to wait!  Waiting is very difficult for me even though I am always working on it.  I've found this devotional thought journal to be perfect for me! Using a journal is good for the soul. Writing down thoughts is a way to reveal not only how we feel about a topic, but also how we think.  Thinking is important.   Writing in this journal has been a beautiful way to write my feelings, thoughts, ideas, and my urgent prayers.This book has plenty of space to write.  On one page is a bible verse.  On the opposite page is thought provoking paragraph which is followed by a question.  I can write a few sentences or several paragraphs. My style is to go straight though the pages but it would be good to turn to a page that is applicable to my need at the time.  The pages are not numbered so it is easy to set my own pace.  I like that. This style of keeping a journal is wonderful! I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
susabax 6 months ago
I will admit I am in a period of waiting---so this journal could not have come at a more perfect time. Colorful and thought provoking. Encouraging and yet eye opening. The journal is self paced and can be done in any order. The left page of the journal has a Bible Verse and and area to write down reflections and the right page "discusses" the verse and has probing questions or suggestions of how to use that verse in our time of waiting. 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. This book is a wonderful companion for those in a time of waiting. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review
SusanSnodgrassBookworm 6 months ago
If you journal during your devotional time, this book is perfect for you. Each day has two pages for you to journal in. Included on the first page is the Scripture verse. The second page is a brief devotional thought and then a devotional question for you. So, you can write what you feel about the verse and go to the next page and reflect on the devotional thought and then answer the question/s. You could spend as much time as you like with this as well and make it totally your quiet time. A very thought provoking book. Recommended. "I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.'
Nicnac63 6 months ago
I’m not a patient person, and I know this is something I need to work on, so this title really caught my attention. I mean, when God says wait, I need to make it a point to listen and listen close. And as a Psalm says, Be still before the Lord and wait patiently… Presented as a devotional thought journal, When God Says Wait is a place to journal and meditate during our waiting season—no matter what we’re waiting for. Each page opens with a Scripture verse or a devotional thought, and leaves plenty of space to write out thoughts. The textured hardback is sturdy, the pages are lined and lightly embellished, and a ribbon is attached as a bookmark. This is an inspiring, sensible, pretty journal. Source: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.