In the waiting


This track is about those times when we feel stuck. When our prayers seem to fall unanswered and we begin to lose hope that things could change. It is in these times – in the waiting – when doubts start to creep in.

I would love to say that I am good at waiting but the truth is, I'm not. I do believe God is in control, but sometimes the worries build up until I lose sight of the fact that he has an incredible plan and his timing is always perfect.

Many of the people we read about in the Bible had to go through a period of waiting. Anointed King of Israel, David had to wait years, suffering exile and multiple threats on his life, before he finally sat on the throne God had ordained for him. Similarly, Joseph was wrongfully locked in prison for many years before being restored to his position in Potiphar's palace.

This is all sounds hard and while there was pain in the waiting, I noticed a recurring theme throughout both stories – God was with them.

Genesis says that:

while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him
— Genesis 39:20-21

And, in the midst of it all, David was able to say:

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly
— Psalm 5:3

Maybe then, there is a purpose in the waiting. Maybe it is something that God can use. It is in the times when doubts start to rise and things are tough that I cling most closely to God and, every time, he is faithful to remind me that he is there walking through the wilderness with me.

So this track is my attempt to portray the goodness that those times can bring. It is about the hope that comes from clinging closely to God and knowing that he holds us and our future in his hand. It is about knowing that God is in the waiting. 


DoubtTom Olyott