When You Are Tired of Waiting On God {Genesis 27}

If you are waiting on God and you've grown weary and tired thinking there is no end in sight and God has forgotten you, this vlog is for you. #Biblestudy #Genesis #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Have you ever been at the end of your rope and just simply tired of waiting on God?

You pray and pray and you can’t possibly see how God can come through…

If you are in this place today, this video is for you:

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Isaiah 40:31 says:

“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”

I pray that God would strengthen us as we wait.

That we would not grow weary.

That we would trust in God’s timing and not get ahead of God.

Because as we see in Genesis 27 – Rebekah’s unwillingness to wait – led her to sin and she hurt her family.

When we feel cornered, may we never think that sinning is the only way out.  May we learn from Sarah and Rebekah’s messes and become strong women of faith who are willing to trust and obey –day in and day out, year in and year out.  And if the thing we wait for never comes, may we take solace in knowing that because of the blood of the lamb – heaven awaits us and there will be no more pain and tears there.  All of our problems will fade away.  THIS is our great hope.

Let’s cling to this hope in the midst of our waiting.

Walk with the King,


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Genesis 27 discussion question

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Genesis Reading Plan Week 4

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  1. I feel like this video was just for me! I’m in a looong season of waiting and I’m so weary, but letting go of the things I can’t (but want to) control and not getting ahead of God is the only way to victory. His plan is always best and worth waiting for, and I can trust Him to fulfill His promises to me. Thank you for the reminder! Be blessed!

    1. Lauren, I am with you, this video is just in time for me 😀 Felt so good watching it. No need to worry, just to pray and wait. Really have to remind me of this again and again.

  2. I just found this website a couple days ago. Its great! Thank you for all the encouragement.
    I’ve been waiting and praying for a long time for God to send me a friend. I moved here 14 years ago when I got married. I get so lonely sometimes. I feel that I’m kind and friendly to others but its like I’m invisible and no one sees my pain and loneliness.
    The verse that helps me is “be content with what you have for he himself has said I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

    1. I understand what you mean Sherry. I feel like everyone I meet either does not share my values and morals, or is at a different season in life. I also find great comfort in Jesus!

  3. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many prayers I have prayed, how many tears I have cried, how many times I have pleaded and begged God to answer my prayer- to save my prodigal adult daughters, to restore what the enemy has stolen, to have my daughters love God- and to love me. All I ever wanted was to be a Mom, and one day, a Grammy. My daughters both ended up being rebellious teens and tore my heart in two, and then in two again. It is the hardest thing in the world to do- this waiting.

    I had one other child in between my two daughters that I miscarried. I would never have thought I could find joy in that- but oh how happy I am to now know I will for sure have one of my children with me in Heaven! And I will go on praying, pleading, waiting, hoping- that God will intervene and bring salvation to my daughters who have turned away from their upbringing- and healing to us as a family. What more can a mother do? I will cling to and trust in my Savior who does all things well- even when the wait is long- even when it is unbearable- even when I want to give up- Oh Lord, help my unbelief and strengthen my weary soul.

    1. My heart truly goes out to you. I have been estranged from my daughter and 3 grandchildren whom I love dearly for 2 1/2 years. I am waiting on God to restore this relationship. I too will cling to Jesus.

    2. I am reading your comment 4 years later…

      I do hope things have improved between you and your two daughters.

      I too rebelled against my parents and did very risky things….and to.this day I believe that I was only safe and under protection of their prayers

      Now I am their favorite and most treasured adult child.

      Forgive them, and most of all forgive yourself and be kind to yourself…sometimes children just mirror adults. Put yourself first and let God do His work in them.

  4. This message came at the perfect time and brought me to tears!! Long story short, I have been dealing with a chronic illness since January, one which the Lord promised in a very personal way through His word and prayer to heal me from on February 17th. I’ve been waiting ever since to be delivered from the suffering. The past few days have been tough on me and I’ve been growing weary of waiting for the promise of healing and here is your beautiful message from God’s word on waiting! Thank you so much. God bless.

    1. I forgot to add that one of my favorite verses that helps me through this tough time is Ps 34:4: “I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.”

      1. Keep trusting, He will answer your prayers, meditate in His Word, declare it and you will see your healing.
        God Bless you,

  5. As always your messages are so wonderful. I love your enthusiasm for the Word of God!
    Thank you for leading this group!

  6. This to has struck a cord with me. As I am also having fertility issues.
    It is so hard to wait. Of course i ask all the normal questions. Why me, what did I do,
    Is this because I would be a bad mother. People are always trying to give tips. I don’t want tips. I just want someone to listen to me. But ultimately I know that I just need to pray n wait. Easier said than done let me tell you. ” be on guard, stand true to what you believe, be courageous, be strong.” 1 cor. 16:13
    My favorite verse by far. It helps to remember to stay strong and never waiver from having faith in him, no matter how bleak the situation!
    Thank you for sharing this video.

    1. This message also was so appropriately timed today. I also am having infertility issues and we have been struggling through this the last two years. I expressed to my Mom today who is a wonderful woman of God. “I can’t do this any longer – I am tired of waiting”. Her answer, his answer “that’s when you hand it over to God”. Thank you for sharing, thanks for your encouragement. May you be blessed.

  7. So what I needed to hear this morning. I had a situation that I was going to react on but wasn’t sure if I was supposed to. I believe I was lead to this site by Christ himself to show me the answer I needed. Thank you so much. 🙂

  8. I really appreciate today’s video. I am waiting for a miracle with our daughter, Annie. She is 22 and has been living a very rough life separated from the Lord the last 3 yrs. God promises that if we raise a child int he way they should go they will not depart from it. I am praying that she will be so miserable she will come back to Him. She is now pregnant. this child’s father is an ex felon on probation and they have been homelesss and then living in a lousy motel room since August because we won;t let them live together here. Today she is moving back here without him and I am praying this will be the beginning of her life turning around. Its so tempting to want to take matters in your own hands. Thanks you for the encouragement.

  9. I read each of your posts but don’t always have the time to comment. I am blessed with each one of them, Courtney. Thank you, and also for the linkup.

  10. This was just what I needed to hear. It was a wonderful reminder to me that I need to wait for God to do what he is going to do in his time not for me to jump & try to push things along which I often do. I can not thank you enough for this reminder. I have been reminding myself almost every day of this, but it gets harder & harder as time goes on, but with your message it became so much clearer. You are so wonderful I am so enjoying following this & going through the bible cover to cover with you. May God Bless You Always

  11. 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
    This is one of my go to scriptures in my season of waiting….

  12. I am just in tears. I will never understand and always continue to be in awe at how God is always right on time! This chapter and your beautiful and cheerful words of wisdom are just exactly what I needed at this very moment! Thank-you for all your time, courage, efforts and prayer Courtney! Bless you back!

  13. I am a young at heart 60 year old wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, etc.

    My husband and I were in the missionary pastorate ministry from the time our children were small until about 10 years ago when my husband’s health necessitated an early retirement.

    Over the past 10 years is has become increasingly difficult for him to have energy and stamina to minister in any capacity, and because of his health ups and downs, it has also become my lot.

    We both really want to be active serving the Lord, and it’s hard to have to sit back and not do the things we would really like to do.

    I know I had “visions” of what I’d be doing at this point in my life. Still being active in the ministry being one of them. And, in addition to the inability to minister as we would like, since my husband is no longer able to work due to his health, I, who was blessed with the privilege to be a stay-at-home mom for the most part while our children were still at home, have now needed to become the wage earner. One of the visions I had for this time in my life was being free to spend time with our now-married children and our grandchildren (8, ages 8-14 :), enjoying time with them.

    Sometimes it gets very discouraging. But in addition to Jeremiah 29:11, where the Lord states and promises, ” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”, I also like to think of the words to the song, “Wait and See” by Brandon Heath, “There is hope for me yet, Because God won’t forget All the plans he’s made for me, I have to wait and see, He’s not finished with me yet.” He IS up to something, and it is something good. 🙂

    I really am enjoying following this blog and being encouraged by it and God’s Word. Thank you!

    1. Hello, my husband and I are going to pastorate a church, we are waiting on God for that day, we are not working because we believe that God will provided all necesities but i would like to ask you something? You have experience in this matter could you give any advice? I am 36 years old and have two children, thank you

  14. I am clinging to hope and trusting God to work in my life. I desperately want to have another child but my husband is very adamant that he doesn’t want any more kids. It’s breaking my heart. My prayer is that either The Lord will take this desire from my heart as it hurts too much or that he will work on my
    Husbands heart. It has been an especially challenging couple of weeks as several close friends have all announced they are pregnant. I spent most of last night in tears. I too, lean on the verse Jeremiah 29:11

  15. Thank you for the encouragement! We are in a season of waiting on the Lord for future plans, and it has been especially hard for me to not compare myself with others (We should have a house by now, we should have a baby, etc.) It has taken some time to reorient my perspective, to focus on being grateful for what we DO have instead of hat we don’t.

  16. Thank you so much for the video and words of encouragement! The one thing that I am learning is that God has a reason for his timing and I may not always understand it but I am trying to understand what can I learn from this.. It really helps me to know that God is in control and I just need to be patient and obey.

  17. I hear you and it makes sense. My struggle is that I do believe we are often to step out on faith and act. I always get confused about when I am acting in faith or not. My guess is that the more in tune we are with the Holy Spirit the more we can trust that still small voice. I had a situation about 17 months ago where that voice said no but I decided to move forward anyway, ignoring the voice and what became of it was months of struggle and stress. I am striving to hear that still small voice and obey.

  18. I love this message like all others, i needed to hear this. I have been waiting on the Lord and just recently i have been confessing that i will be debt free and have another income stream and it seem that as soon as i did that thing seem to get worse. It doesn’t seem to be a way out and it doesn’t seem that its going to come but thank yo for the encouragement.

    1. I have been going through the same things. I prayed for a home for so long I finally gave up and didn’t want it anymore. Then I got a home. That home has been nothing but trouble one thing breaking down after another and other problems. I prayed for someone else to get a new car when I got one due to my other one breaking down big time. Its got issues. I just wanted my old one fixed. Then my husband was out of work due to being sick. I thought ok God is encouraging me to work on my resume and get a job. I’ve tried and tried and feel God saying no. Before my husband’s sickness I was attending church, giving what I had leftover to help people and the church. I was spending time with God, reading His word and praising and worshipping with music everyday. After my husband went back to work, my relationship with God has changed. The more I gave the more went wrong. I’m kind of at the point where I don’t care too much anymore. It hurts too much to care. I can’t wait for God to take me off this earth. I didn’t want or ask to be here in the first place. That was someone else’s decision and my life has been hell since. I hate life and don’t see the point in it. It makes me sad also sometimes when people want to bring children into this evil world. I would not wish my life on anyone. If I had cancer there would be no way in hell I would get treatment. It would truly be a blessing for me but well I can’t even get that lucky. Thank you for the message, but God’s word to me anymore seems like a bunch of lies.

  19. This video brought me to tears today! I really needed to hear this as I have really been struggling this past week. Thank you! xx

  20. Oh wow Courtney! That was a good word! I am in a season of waiting. I just recently realized how the enemy had deceived me into getting in God’s way. But God! The revelation came of how I was hindering what needed to happen and I have since gotten out of God’s way. It is painful to sit back and watch at times. I often have to talk to myself about continuing to stay out of the way. But I am determined to do so, and even more so determined to watch God’s plan unfold – without my help!

  21. And what about when your life is already a mess because you’re waiting on God? When your husband has been faithful in his work and people looking out for #1 have done evil by him? When you can’t pay your bills? How long do we wait? Until we’re in a cardboard box? Until he’s so stressed out he gets very very ill? Again?

  22. Hi,
    I’m not sure what your name is,
    but I Just want to say that I can relate to how you feel.
    I mean think about this.
    at some point in your life
    you are told that someone will make all your dreams come true,
    but you have to be patient.
    fair enough…so you get on with your life but you keep an eye open waiting for a sign but nothing happens.
    and so you say to yourself
    I must try to see things from god’s point of view
    he is giving everyone a chance to get to know him and develop faith in him,
    but in the mean time things down here on earth are getting more and more out of hand.
    religion is now a cause for conflict rather than peace.
    so many people have their own religious beliefs
    but if you believe in the father of Jesus
    you are in a lonely place because it seems as if he will never act.
    and in the mean time people may mock you as you continue holding onto the hope that was shared with you.
    hoping so much that it will finally happen
    but still nothing happens
    and slowly your faith starts to erode bit by bit
    and you may start to feel resentment towards god
    as you see conditions deteriorating and people abandon Christian principles in favor of doing what they want.

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