Whatever season of waiting you’re in, Krystal Ribble offers comfort from a Christian perspective in Love Me in the Waiting Trusting God’s Purpose When You’re Longing for What’s Next. Stand firm in your faith like Noah. God is with you, protects you, even during tumultuous times. Be patient like Abraham and Joseph. Yes, it may take years to see your prayers answered, but God has heard these. Be faithful like Jacob and Moses whatever the activities you perform as if you do these for the Lord. Be courageous like David and Daniel. Giants will fall by the hand of God and earthly kings will acknowledge the power and sovereignty of the one and true King in heaven. Be prayerful like Job and Habbakuk. Be in constant communion with God, despite difficulties, sorrow, and suffering. Mary and Martha saw Jesus Christ wake up their friend Lazarus. God is present and active.
Krystal weaves personal stories about her barren womb, adoption children as illustrations of waiting periods, recognizes that in hindsight these times were always purposeful. Quotes from other authors and songwriters function as chapter teasers. Love Me in the Waiting challenges you to turn your eyes upon Jesus and remind yourself of the truth that fulfilled prayers are worth way more than dreams come true.
About the author
Krystal Ribble is a freelance writer and author of The Church’s Orphans. She aims to breathe new life into and bring a modern understanding to the stories we’ve read about in the Bible all our lives, showing readers how those stories are still relevant today. Her writing builds on experiences mentoring college-aged students and advocating for orphans and vulnerable children across the United States.
Krystal earned a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology and Health Care Management from North Greenville University and Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Jared, and their three boys. Love Me in the Waiting is Krystal’s second book.
I received a free advanced review copy from the published through Netgalley in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.