When your patience has worn thin or you're beginning to doubt God will be around for you, take heart from the pages of scripture. This book shows that modern experiences of waiting are similar in many ways to those who have come before, and that we have more in common with our spiritual ancestors than we realize. God will never waste a minute of your waiting, and Love Me in the Waiting provides a reminder of that truth for us all.
Praise for Love Me in the Waiting
Increasingly, we have come to expect everything in an instant. Vaccine production that once took a decade is now delivered at 'warp speed.' Our favorite TV shows and films are now delivered to us 'on demand' in the comfort and convenience of our own homes. Fast food restaurants deliver our meals to us in less than a minute. At home, we have the options of instant rice, instant oatmeal, instant grits, with Instant-Pots and microwaves to assist. Our hand-held devices deliver breaking news from home and abroad. . .instantly. The instantness of almost everything has, for Christians especially, caused many to devalue the centuries-long virtue of delayed gratification through waiting. Even the greatest saints of scripture did not receive all the promises in their lifetimes, because they were looking toward a 'better country' whose architect and builder is God. In their waiting, and precisely because of their waiting, they found fertile soil that satisfied them in their waiting--soil that connected them to the source of joy Himself, who is Jesus Christ. Krystal does a wonderful job helping us reconnect with this soil.
Scott Sauls, senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and author of several books, including Jesus Outside the Lines and A Gentle Answer.