The University of Waiting

Years ago we were about to begin a study of the book of Joshua. I decided to introduce the book by looking at how God had prepared Joshua for the new assignment. One sermon turned into a 3 message mini-series we entitled “The University of Waiting.”

Joshua had been enrolled in courses like: Solitude, Soldiering, and Servanthood. (they all had to start with an “S” for me to remember them). 🙂
These were courses God used to teach Joshua how to trust Him in difficult situations.

We have been waiting on a medical diagnosis for a couple of months now. It is clear to me that God has enrolled me in the University of Waiting. It is my prayer that I will stay submitted to the coursework so that God can do in me everything He needs to do—because, in the days ahead I want to trust Him more than ever before!

We called the doctor’s office today and learned that the test results have been sent from the hospital and the doctor will review them and give us a call. Maybe tomorrow or Friday?

So, for now, we wait—enrolled in the University of Waiting.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
(Joshua 1:9)

Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

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