The Waiting Room

Waiting is hard. That is the understatement of a lifetime. I have been working on a book currently titled, “The Waiting Room.” Unlike most Christian books I have read on waiting, I have chosen to address waiting from the perspective on being in The Waiting Room.  I would like to share a brief excerpt with you.

I am a theological trained, I am a licensed Baptist preacher, and I am a Christian. Yet, I have been “waiting.”  While waiting I have read a number of books and listened to a mountain of sermons, but they left us wanting. I mean I understood the scriptures that were quoted, as I am sure many of you do, but… I guess I had already used them up (I could not think of a better way to get my point across). I have started to believe that something is wrong with me.  That something is lacking in my relationship with God; maybe faith. It occurred to me that perhaps my research was penned by folk who were pontificating on the disposition of the posture of “waiting” or they have been out of “The Waiting Room” for so long that they may have forgotten the overwhelming extent of the pain, sorrow, fear, confusion, isolation, and embarrassment that accompanies you as you seat in this place.   

I think that I have been struggling with writing “The Waiting Room” because I am sitting in it right now.  I believe that God is moving me to write while I am sitting in what appears to be a dimly lit room that is in dire need of remodeling.  When I first took my seat others were here with me. It seems I have watched everyone get up and leave. I have read every magazine and flipped through a few of them, more than once.  I have been to the proverbial desk (that for me is on my knees pleading with God for release) but have been told I will be called when it is time; Have a seat, please. If truth be told, I have approached the desk in the waiting room and my spiritual eye saw no one sitting there-NO ONE! 

It is through the pain of waiting, the confusion of the wait, the crisis of faith, the choice to have faith, a press to praise and the need to worship, that I pen with authenticity, The Waiting Room.  

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


A source for recommendations and the bloggers perspective


Seeking Solace in the Horizon of Life & Beyond

The Huntswoman

Courage to be ALL of who you are on purpose


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.


Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

The Junia Project

Advocating for Women's Equality in the Church and Home


A Doctor's Reflections on Psychology and Spirituality • Give Light, and the Darkness will Disappear of Itself

The Pedestal Project

Uplifting Black Women through Restoration, Validation, and Affirmation


Women in Theology

Girl With Curves

Courage to be ALL of who you are on purpose

Jessamyn Stanley

Courage to be ALL of who you are on purpose

Article – Essence

Courage to be ALL of who you are on purpose

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Courage to be ALL of who you are on purpose

God is...

A journey to know God better

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close