Buy My New Book NOW—and Get 7 Bonuses

Today is the official launch date of my new book, Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing. For the next seven days, I’m giving away 7 bonuses worth $160.78 to everyone who buys my book and emails me the receipt.

Waiting on God

I have received endorsements from a number of people who were gracious enough to read the book before it released, including Michael Hyatt, Joni Eareckson Tada, Luci Swindoll, Dr. Mark Bailey, Mary DeMuth, and many others.

We live in an instantaneous age. Everything is now—or it’s late. We get frustrated when our hopes go on hold or God seems like he’s taking his sweet time. Wayne Stiles reminds us from the story of Joseph that our prayers aren’t on wifi. God has his own schedule and an agenda better than our own.MICHAEL HYATT
New York Times bestselling author,
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Tomorrow the Waiting is Over

My New Book Releases after Years of Writing (and Waiting)

Waiting has a goal. It always includes hope—a purpose—and an end for which we wait. Imagine how pointless waiting would be if it never ended. That’s how it feels sometimes with God, isn’t it?

Tomorrow the Waiting is Over

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One of the reasons I wrote my new book, Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing, was to provide some oomph to those who are waiting on God—but it seems He’s on vacation.

Finally, tomorrow the book releases! I’ll provide links and information on that tomorrow. But today, I’m asking one thing of you.

Will you pray?

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Why Facing the Facts Begins with Faith

Your Faith Has More Facts Behind it Than You Think

Today you will be told to face the facts. Usually, that means bad news. You don’t have the money. The doctor’s report looks grim. Time is running out on your biological clock. Facing the facts is hard.

Why Facing the Facts Begins with Faith

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But think about it: facing the facts isn’t our problem. It’s that we fail to face all of the facts.

God has facts to factor into our thinking as well.

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Giving Your Child Back to God

Hannah's decision at Shiloh shows us how to prepare.

Giving your child back to God can be a tough decision for parents. Eighteen or more years of sacrifice, commitment, and training suddenly bring you to a point of no return.

Giving Your Child Back to God

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Whether it is for college, for the military, or in the natural course of growing up, giving your child back to God is a point every parent has to face.

Hannah’s story shows us how to prepare for it, and then, how to do it.

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How to Breathe When God Steps on Your Air Hose

Habakkuk Helps Us Turn Our Panic to Peace

We aren’t surprised when we see people sidestep God. What shocks us, however, is when God seems to ignore people. The God of the Bible isn’t a far-off deity. So why does He seem so uninvolved?

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God’s response to people’s non-response to Him seems conspicuous by its absence. For those of us who believe in God, it’s tough to breathe when it seems like God is stepping on our air hose.

A prophet with a funny name helps us turn our panic into peace—and to take a deep breath.

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I’m excited about my interview on Insight for Living’s Special Needs Ministry with Colleen Swindoll Thompson. Colleen’s significant ministry encourages special needs families in their spiritual lives. In this interview, Colleen and I discuss the value of waiting on God.

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015—Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Appearance: Waiting on God and Special Needs
Outlet: Special Needs Ministry with Colleen Swindoll Thompson
Location: Insight for Living Ministries
Format: Vlog

In this interview we discuss topics found in my book, Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing.

Trying to Understand God’s Plan for You

How to not miss the opportunity God has given you today.

Tough circumstances of life always change our minds about God. They either tempt us to doubt what He’s promised, or they draw us closer to Him in faith. But we never stay the same.

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God’s plan for your life is revealed and tested in times of struggle.

If you’re struggling today, don’t miss the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of God’s plan for you.

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How to Stop Looking for God in the Wrong Places

The world makes promises it can’t keep. It says the reason we’re unhappy is that we just haven’t found the right whatever yet. But if we keep looking, we’ll find it.

Looking for God in the Wrong Places

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The right spouse, the right hairdo, the right salary, the right entertainment system, the right church, the right pastor, the right Bible, the right seminar, ad infinitum . . . ad nauseam.

You don’t have to be without Jesus to fall into the trap. Even those of us who do believe in Jesus can chase those shadows.

We may not know we’re looking for God. But we are.

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Why Jesus Waits to Answer Your Prayer

As much as we wish it were otherwise, life has no easy answers to our struggles. Oh, I know, I know . . . God is the Answer. But what happens when the Answer doesn’t answer?

Why Jesus Waits to Answer Your Prayer

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Because God can stop our pain, we think He should. So we pray. And pray.

But nothing happens.

That’s what occurred with Mary and Martha. They sent a message to Jesus that their brother Lazarus lay sick. But instead of immediately traveling to Bethany, Jesus stayed right where He was beyond the Jordan River. When He finally did arrive, Lazarus had been dead four days.

In other words, Jesus had taken His sweet time showing up.

From what happened next, I see 3 lessons to help us understand why Jesus waits to answer our prayer.

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Dothan—Learning to See Near and Far in Your Spiritual Life

As the ancient International Highway cut its way though Israel, it divided three ways through the Mount Carmel range. The eastern fork passed through a valley named after the town of Dothan.

Dothan—Learning to See Near and Far in Your Spiritual Life

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On the day Joseph’s brothers dropped him in the pit at Dothan, neither they nor Joseph gave one thought about how that decision would affect eternity. It was all about the here and now. But in hindsight, both Joseph and his brothers saw God’s hand in the events and interpreted them accordingly.

Hindsight provides insight. It always can.

In our lives we can get so caught up in today’s issues that they blind us to tomorrow’s purpose for them.

Interestingly, Dothan appears only twice in the Bible. In both places, we learn how to see near and far in our spiritual lives.

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