Just. You. Wait. Patience, Contentment, and Hope for the Everyday

Reviewed by:  G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.



Title: Just. You. Wait. Patience, Contentment, and Hope for the Everyday

Author: Tricia Lott Williford

Publisher: NavPress (in alliance with Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

Publication Date: July 2019

Format: Softcover (Paperback)

Length: 200 pages


What do you do when you want to know where to go next and it seems like all you can do is wait? Tricia Lott Williford knows a lot about that process. When she became a widow in her thirties, she waited a long time before she found a new husband and father for her two sons. Her new husband, a recovered alcoholic, had waited a long time before he faced his addictions. Williford shifts between telling those two stories and meditating on what she learned in each one about the waiting process.

Williford takes a creative nonfiction approach to her material, digging into the emotions and humor of each story she tells. This gives the book a raw and intimate feeling and also means the answers Williford gives come across as much more valid. Rather than summarize what waiting feels like and give the impression it’s easy to handle, she guides readers through the painful reality and then provides hard-won and enriching insights.

An excellent book for people who are tired of waiting and equally tired of “pat responses” to what they should do while waiting.


Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Christians who have experienced big life changes and aren’t sure where to go next, Christians unsure what next step to take.

Christian Impact

This book will help readers move past easy answers about waiting periods and embrace the tougher, richer process of following God even when he seems silent.


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Just. You. Wait.: Patience, Contentment, and Hope for the Everyday

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