Sermon by Pastor Tom Brown · Dec 03, 2023 · Waiting Series

How do you keep going forward when you feel like you’ve been waiting on God forever and you can’t stand it anymore?

Sometimes life feels like we are stuck in a waiting room.

This Advent I want you to know that you are not alone in the waiting room.

In 1 Samuel 23-24, we find David the King in his own waiting room with much we can learn from him.

In the waiting, when you are tempted to give up on the Lord’s timing . . .

1. Stay committed to a cause bigger than yourself. (1 Samuel 23:1-2)
2. Keep inquiring of the Lord. (23:4)
3. Keep fellowship with other faithful waiters. (23:16-17)
4. Keep pouring your heart out to the Lord. (Ps. 54)
5. Stay committed to values bigger than yourself. (24:5-6)

And what if I have already failed these lessons?

Then I must remember the most important lesson of all . . .

When you fall short in the waiting, remember that Jesus did not.

Tom Brown is the planting pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Wichita. Tom and his wife, Mandy, have worked together in ministry for 18 years and have four children. More about Pastor Tom Brown