The Positives of Waiting Periods: Vlog #2

Good Evening Friends!

I hope I find you all doing well! Thank you to everyone who tuned into my instagram live last week! Your questions were great, and your comments so encouraging! Today I wanted to briefly discuss a life experience that we must all face throughout the course of our lives…and that is, of course, waiting periods.

Waiting periods are never fun because they can often cause us to question, worry, and sometimes feel very alone. However, I believe with a slight change in our perspective, the waiting periods we face can actually be a positive part of our lives!

In this vlog I discuss the idea that waiting periods are never actually waiting periods…but rather they are moments to rest in God, grow in our faith, and prepare to be used by Him in the future! We see this in the biblical life of David (if you’re not who that is, no worries friend, I got you – he’s the one that killed Goliath, wrote lots of Psalms, messed up with Bathsheba, etc. If you haven’t read his complete story, you should – it’s a great one! Check out 1 & 2 Samuel).

Anyway, I hope you can get something out of my application of the lessons from David’s waiting periods, to our lives! Know that wherever you are [or whatever you’re experiencing], if you’re walking through a waiting period you can have faith that God knows and has a plan for it. And as my Pastor, Nick Floyd, once said, “There’s nothing in your life worth worrying over.” So don’t worry if you’re in the right place, or doing the right thing during your waiting periods. Just use this time to grow in your relationship with God and develop the talents He’s already placed within you!

          “Be Glad for all God is planning for you. Be patient in trouble, and always be prayerful.”  – Romans 12:12

With all my love,

Helen Elizabeth Wisner Strickland

12 thoughts on “The Positives of Waiting Periods: Vlog #2

  1. Alexandra says:

    Yes! So much truth! I’ve been in a waiting period and this spoke so much to me. Thank you for you beautiful words of encouragement and wisdom.


  2. Monique says:

    David’s story is one of my favorites. I remember as a kid, repeatedly watching this animated movie about him & his life leading up to the battle w/Goliath. Even at that age, it showed me that with God’s guidance anything was possible. Waiting periods drove me a bit crazy when I first realized they were happening in my life. Lol. I say that because, I didn’t fully understand the expectations for me during those periods. I was unsure what part of me needed the most focus. Learning to trust God fully & allow His grace to lead me pulled me through then & now. I understand things better. God is surely using you for greatness. Awesome vlog!! ❤✨


  3. Inés says:

    Thank you for affirming that God can use us at any time, in any place, and in any circumstance.
    Keep them coming, Helen! Much love!


  4. Marie says:

    I love this so much!! Thank you for your insightfulness always. Keep allowing our Father to use you for greatness!!!! Many blessings!


  5. Betty Mae Reyes says:

    Thank you Helen for your wonderful words of encouragement! Love the scripture, Romans 12:12 as well! I am experiencing a trial in my life that requires so much patiences and unconditional love! It consumed my life with so much pain and sorrow. But I thank God everyday for the change and the growth He is building within my heart; strengthing and equiping my heart so that I can be more prepared to face life’s challenges, heartaches! I love you too!

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  6. LIsa Akins says:


    I have read this 3 times for encouragement since Dec, as I am in my waiting period. Thank you so much for your inspiration and for reminding me to continue to trust God is working behind the scenes for me.

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