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S4 EP6| The Secret to Waiting on God from a Jewish Perspective

We live in a fast-food culture where we want things yesterday. We get frustrated when we have to wait on things out of our control. So, what does it really mean to “wait on God”?  For most of us, waiting seems like idleness or passivity. In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Ezra and Carly dive into the Hebrew word used in verses about “waiting on the Lord” to reveal it’s not a passive thing. No, indeed. The Hebrew word reveals some pretty rich insights about how waiting on God is active and participatory on our part. They also discuss


  • Why the Bible connects waiting on God to gaining strength
  • Some of Ezra’s personal waiting stories and what he learned from them
  • What this active participation of “waiting” actually looks like in everyday life


Along the Way

Along the way, you’ll hear them talk about

  • How Carly thought of waiting when she was a brand-new Believer
  • The value in digging into the Hebrew or Greek meaning of Bible words
  • How waiting on the Lord involves “knitting ourselves together with His character” rather than idly passing the time till He does what we hope He will
  • Circumstances can’t be our anchor in life
  • Why God sometimes seems slow to answer
  • Questions to ask during your wait
  • A huge thing we have to watch out for while we’re waiting
  • Encouragements and takeaways for your own waiting


Words You Might Learn in This Episode

Qaveh, Yeshua


Scriptures Referenced in This Episode

Psalm 27:14, Isaiah 40:31 NKJV, Psalm 130, Romans 3:23, Hosea 6:6, 2 Peter 3:8–9, Hebrews 12:15, Zechariah 14:8–9, Acts 1:9–11, Matthew 23:39


Previous Episodes Mentioned

S1 E25 – Let’s Call It “Ezra’s Story”


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