Posted by Becca Nicholson on 26 July 2018

How long have you been on hold on the phone? I've counted 35 minutes before hanging up, only to call back later. I'm not the only one who doesn't like to wait. The faces that stand around the coffee bar tell me that!

But waiting is one of the hidden blessings of life. Really! Waiting is not slumber. It has the opportunity to wake us up to hope. I believe it now, more than ever, as I look down at my sleeping 4-month-old, with bubbles coming from her mouth, and a double chin pressed against her chest! She is a picture to me of what God does while we wait.

I believe that hope is an essential ingredient for our lives to be all that God intends us to be, but hope requires waiting, and we don't like waiting. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way: "Faith is being sure of what we hope for. It is being certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

But some of us fall into discouragement in a season of waiting. Hope fades when something doesn't work out the way we thought it would, or in the timing we envisioned. As worship leaders this is so easy to do, and yet God is working behind the scenes. Because of this we can keep our hopes up. You may have a dream "on hold". God is working still, each day laying a foundation for what is to come.

Beautiful things grow when we wait, so stay faithful in the process. You are building hope in your heart and in the congregation you lead. God is a promise-keeper, you can be sure of it.

-Becca Nicholson

If you are in a season of waiting, we encourage you to listen to "While I Wait" by Lincoln Brewster: 

Click here to view the song page and download the free chord chart. 

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