Waiting On God

“Waiting on God isn’t about the suspension of meaning and purpose. It’s part of the meaning and purpose that God has brought into my life. Waiting on God isn’t to be viewed as an obstruction in the way of the plan. Waiting is an essential part of the plan. For the child of God, waiting isn’t simply about what I’ll receive at the end of my wait. No, waiting is much more purposeful, efficient, and practical than that. Waiting is fundamentally about what I’ll become as I wait. God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He’s promised. Through the wait He’s changing me. By means of the wait He’s altering the fabric of my thoughts and desires. Through the wait He’s causing me to see and experience new things about Him and His kingdom. And all of this sharpens me, enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands” (emphasis mine).
~Paul Tripp

{Quote from Girltalkhome.com}

Walk with the King,


  1. says

    Wow, that is one great quote. Thanks for sharing. I am in wait mode on an important matter right now and it’s so hard. I do need to remember that God uses those waiting periods.

  2. Missy says

    I love this quote, and have experienced the blessings and growth that come from waiting on God. But sometimes, I feel like he’s waiting on ME.

  3. says

    This is beautiful!

    Sometimes it IS hard to accept that waiting is a part of God’s plan, or that his will happens on his timing, not ours, regardless of how ready & anxious we are to do his will!!!!

    Thank you for sharing this (and everything else you share)!! <3

  4. says

    The waiting isn’t a means to the end. We are to learn and grow in the waiting. It has a purpose in our lives. Love this!

  5. Cynthia Garrett says

    Thank you for sharing! This is exactly what i needed to help reaffirm that the waiting is purposeful!

  6. Kristen Bryant says

    LOVE Paul Tripp! I’m in a waiting period in my life right now and God is truly working on my heart. I have a mentor that often reminds me God always answers with either “NO” “SLOW” “GROW” or “GO” it helps to remember this as I wait, knowing that his plan is perfect.

    • Shelly Smith says

      I also love Paul Tripp! Our small group is doing a video series of his, relating to marriage and relationships- it is SO good! I also love his brother, Ted Tripp, author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart. I can only imagine what a godly woman their Mom must have been!!

  7. says

    Thank you for sharing. I’m in a season of waiting and sometimes it gets frustrating but I’m working on just being patient for His timing because I know it will be perfect where my timing wouldn’t be.

  8. says

    I hate waiting so much, it feels like I’ve been waiting for the past 4 years, waiting to own a home, waiting for my husband to complete his ordination process. Before that it was waiting to complete college and waiting to get married, before that it was waiting to start college. Now that my husband will be ordained soon (Yea!) and we will be moving into a home (Yea!) I suppose it will feel like we’re waiting to enter a finiancial position in order to enter full time ministry. Maybe I need a heart change here, okay I need a heart change here. This quick post was a blessing to me thanks.

  9. says

    What a beautiful post and quote today!!! I truly believe that was for me! I am in a season of waiting and am stealing this quote for future encouragement. :) Blessings!!!

  10. says

    Amen!!! My soul really needed to hear this today. God has been trying to get this through my thick head for some time now. It wasn’t until about a week ago that I truly started to listen. Thanks Courtney!

  11. faithfuljen says

    I needed so much to read this today. Thank you so much! Thank you, God for Your work in Courtney! Blessings+

  12. says

    Wow. Courtney, its as if you were meant to post this specifically for me! To say that I have been struggling through the wait might be putting it lightly. In February we suffered an unsuccessful in-vitro cycle – the two embryos we transferred did not survive. And in May we were once again devastated when we transferred a frozen embryo and it too did not survive. Now we are spent, both emotionally and financially. We still want to try for one more biological child, but cannot afford it for another year. Meanwhile, I am so utterly disappointed that my son is already two and may not get to have a sibling close in age. I know God has a greater plan, but instead of making the most of the wait I admit that I am wallowing instead. Thank you for this encouraging message.

  13. says

    Love it, thanks for sharing Courtney. I love Paul Tripp’s teaching. Listened to him in person awhile back and he has a straight forward way of teaching the Word.

  14. Dana says

    This is a God send! I have been praying about this very thing this week! Amazing how God answers us!

  15. says

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she retains the plan of a user in his/her brain that how a user can be aware of it.

    Therefore that’s why this article is outstdanding. Thanks!


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