Knowing how to get started reading the Bible can be tricky. But don’t get discouraged! No matter how far you’ve come in your faith, everyone has struggled with reading the Bible at some point. That’s why we put together some Scripture meditations like this one to help you get started.


Waiting Sucks

Waiting for exams to be over. Waiting to go home. Waiting for the end of winter.

Right now, this all feels fitting. So much of Advent (and honestly, the Christian faith) centers around 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨. And, not just the anticipation of our Christmas presents (but that’s there too 😜). 

Waiting for the birth of Christ. Waiting for his return. Waiting for all wrongs to be set right.

It’s like, the Lord knew we needed practice because waiting patiently is HARD. It’s hard to push through and wait… and even harder to wait well.

But when we think we’re sitting around and “just” waiting, God’s probably doing some of his best work to make us a little more like him.

In the ups and downs of waiting, here’s a prayer we keep coming back to:

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:13-14).


A Prayer to Wait with Patience

Jesus, we are a waiting people who eagerly anticipate your return. Sit with me now as I practice patience and await ___________. Bring peace to my restlessness, transform doubt to trust, and help me hear from you in this inbetween. And when my waiting ends, fill me with satisfaction and point me toward the day when my faith will be shown true and you will make all things right. Amen.



  1. Do you feel like you’re someone who waits patiently or impatiently? How do you know?
  2. What’s a time when the Lord met you during a season of waiting?
  3. What’s something that you are waiting on right now?
  4. What are strategies that have helped you wait well?

Scripture meditations are one way to start reading the Bible more. They’re here to help us connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life—visit this page for more!