Alphabet for the Soul-W is for Waiting


Happy Monday, friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I finished writing a novella project I’m really excited about that will be part of a compilation novella entitled The Cost of Betrayal with Dee Henderson and Lynette Eason. It will be available next fall. I hope you’ll all enjoy it.

Today we’re going to talk about waiting. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of waiting. Patience is not my strong suit, though God has been trying to get the concept through my thick skull for a while now.

I don’t know what you might be waiting for—the right guy or girl to come along, the right job, a publishing contract, the latest novel from your favorite writer, or something even more serious like news from a biopsy or the fertility doctor.

Waiting can be so hard. Trust me, I know. I’ve waited beside deathbeds. I’ve waited in delivery rooms and inside the NICU. I’ve waited for a publishing contract for seven years before receiving one. So much waiting, but you know what I learned? We might be waiting, but God isn’t. He’s always at work. Working for our good and His will.

I love this verse from Isaiah:

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

~Isaiah 40:31

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Those who trust in the Lord (even in waiting) will find new strength. I don’t know about you, but it’s been in some of my deepest periods of waiting that God has done the most work in me and looking back, I can see the journey He’s with me on. So, take heart, dear ones.

Waiting is tough, but those God calls, He equips. You’re going to make it in splendid fashion. ~Dani Pettrey

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Coloring page “W” for Waiting

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If you have not already, you can also download the front and back cover below:

Front cover  Back cover



To see all letters and download all coloring pages, go to the Alphabet for the Soul page.

May God bless you in this time of waiting and may your trust in Him increase daily.