Sometimes you read a book and you just aren't quite sure what to share about it. Just. You. Wait. by Tricia Lott Williford is one of those books for me. This book can help you work through some stuff that you've been dealing with which is kind of amazing considering it's more of a memoir than a self-help book. Most every chapter is a story of waiting and what has or hasn't happened in the midst of that waiting. There are three stages of waiting that are explored in this book: longing, becoming, and awakening. Overall, Williford does an excellent job of exploring these three stages all while pointing to the One that is in the midst of our waiting and is the answer to our desires.
Just. You. Wait. shares stories of waiting that range from fishing, to the DMV, to marriage, to deliverance from addiction. The reason why these stories all work is because she is deeply invested in each of the stories that she shares about even when they aren't her personal story. One of the things that surprised me is that by reading through all these stories, I was able to come to terms with some of my own personal waiting.
We all have things that we thought would happen or that we desire to be different. One of the things that Williford points to is that it's not in the receiving of the things we most desire that we encounter God, but it's in the releasing them to God and allowing them to be answered as God wills that we achieve understanding, peace, contentment. This book does an excellent job of helping you to walk through those stages of longing, becoming, and awakening.
I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of review from the author. I'm never required to leave a good review, but I'm always thankful when I can.