Have you ever had to wait for something? Have you ever been in an airplane that was placed in a "holding pattern" in the sky? Holding patterns for aircraft arise when conditions are not favorable for them to land safely on the ground. These aircrafts must remain in the sky, waiting, until the control tower indicates that conditions are safe for them to land. Holding patterns, a term used throughout this book, is used to describe times of waiting in our lives.
Did you know that God orchestrates some of the holding patterns that we encounter? How should we respond to God's holding patterns? The Blessedness of Waiting on God: How to Deal with the Stress of Holding Patterns helps to answer this question. Providing direction and encouragement during periods of waiting on God, Verna Foster Harvey explains:
- the purpose of holding patterns
- how to wait on God while experiencing a holding pattern
- how to find strength in the midst of a holding pattern
- what happens when we choose to release ourselves from a holding pattern