Posted by: Anne | September 22, 2012

quotes about waiting

After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.
~ Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

All things come round to him who will but wait.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
~ Galatians 6:9

Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.
~ John Ortberg

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:30-33

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
~ Alfred D. Souza Writer, Philosopher

“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.
~ Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

God reveals, but also conceals. Trust him when he doesn’t tell you WHY. “It’s God’s privilege to conceal things” Prov.25:2
~ Rick Warren

I do know that waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts. It’s easy to talk oneself into a decision that has no permanence – easier sometimes than to wait patiently.
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control

I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control

Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
~ Carl Sagan

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
~ Fran Lebowitz

There is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
~ T. S. Eliot

We cannot wait for the storm to pass over – we must learn to dance in the rain.

When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
~ Sir John Lubbock

While you’re waiting for God to open a door, praise Him in the hallway!

You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.
~ Craig Bruce


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