Waiting: A Necessary Pause in Time

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A book to read while waiting; for those short of time or patience. Forty short devotions on waiting. Four longer expositions if you have more time.

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“Waiting is hard. We fidget, we pace up and down, we mutter under our breath. We become restless, impatient. When is he coming? When will it be my turn? How long more?

The Bible is full of people who could not wait. Abraham could not wait for a son from Sarah. Aaron could not wait for Moses to come down from the mountain. Saul could not wait for Samuel to show up. Absalom could not wait to be king….

…Thankfully, there were those who waited. Joseph waited for his dreams to come true. Jacob waited to marry the one he loved. David waited to be king. Ruth waited for an answer from Boaz. Simeon and Anna waited for the Messiah. Martha and Mary waited for Jesus….

…While you wait, may these meditations, or devotions, from the pages of Holy Scriptures keep you company and help you converse with your soul. However long or short your wait, know that you are not the only one waiting. Down the ages, others have waited. Perhaps, we have something to learn from each of them—while we are waiting.”

From the Opening Words of Waiting

Opening Words

COMPANY OF THE WAITING
Late in Coming
Long in Coming
Waiting to Be King
Waiting for the Kingdom
Waiting for Consolation
Waiting in Love
The Death of Dreams

WHEN WAITING IS HARD
How Long?
Waiting in the Dark
Waiting for Justice
Hope and Longing
Silence of Judgement
Agony of Delay

THE CALL TO WAIT
Sealed and Secure
Waiting in Obsecurity
Enforced Rest
Running on Empty
Watch and Pray
Waiting for Reunion

SEEING BEYOND THE BIRTH PAIN

WHEN WAITING IS STILL HARD
Wait a Little Longer
God's Timing or Ours?
Time and Eternity
Waiting in Crisis
Too Busy to Wait
Wait for the Lord
Waited Long Enough

WAITING AND PEOPLE
Waiting for Friends
Matters of the Heart
Love Waits
Time to Grow
Small Hearts Meets Big Heart
Waiting and Serving
Wait for One another

SEEING BEYOND THE FIG TREE

WAITING AND BEYOND
Cosmic Waiting
Waiting for the Blessed Hope
Not the End Yet
Divine Patience
The Waiting Father
Waiting is Over
Mystery of the Kingdom

SEEING BEYOND THE VACANT HOUs]SEHOLD

Parting Words

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"Waiting speaks to many life situations and heart conditions that prevail in our fast-paced society and worn-out people."
- Peter B.K. Ong, Former Head of Singapore Civil Service, Singapore

"Reading David Wong's Waiting produced a cumulative effect of shaping my heart and mind toward a moment by moment posture of deepened dependence on and trust in God."
- Dr Mark Dalbey, President, Covenant Seminary, St Louis, USA

"Woven into the fabric of Holy Scripture, the simple act of waiting, as Wong demonstrates with verve, is a core subject in God's curriculum for life...."
- Rev Dr Edwin Tay, Vice-Principal, Trinity Theological College

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Weight 175 g