Wait and See & Savory Waffle Casserole

Isaiah 40:31 (easy)

But people who hope for help from the LORD will get back their strength. They will fly high on wings like (large birds called) eagles. They will run and they will not become tired. They will walk and they will not fall over.

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In the midst of the years of infertility we went through, I clung to Bible verses that reminded me that God has a plan far better than my own. At some point during that time, I stumbled on a reading plan in the Bible app called “Wait and See” by Wendy Pope. The words that she wrote brought me so much comfort.

Today, even years later, I’m realizing that I’m still waiting on something, on many things. So are you, right? Unfortunately, we won’t have all the things we’re waiting on until we walk through Heaven’s gates. But in the mean time, we have Jesus. I hope these words from the second day of this reading plan remind you of that today.

“Misconceptions

Recognizing misconceptions will empower us to wait well, stay present in the present, and experience God in our delay.

Misconception #1: If I am waiting, I must not have heard God correctly. Ashley learned that waiting doesn’t necessarily mean you heard God incorrectly. Ashley says, “We give up too easily because we don’t see what we want to see when we want to see it.”

We can redirect the negative thoughts we often receive by revisiting the moments when we sensed the Lord’s nudging. Reliving the moments of pure excitement we experienced when we felt the prodding of His Spirit will extinguish uncertainty that tries to creep in to steal our joy. We may have to travel down memory lane many times during our wait. Ashley had to make the trip several times throughout her ten-year pause, asking for God’s clarity and assurance.

This is why it is so important to invite God into our wait from the very beginning, instead of after we have tried everything we know to make things happen. As we spend time with Him and in His Word, we gain confidence in His plans. A quick visit to the past fills us with the peace we need to make it through the pause. Waiting well teaches us to trust His delays rather than doubt His ways.

Misconception #2: If I am waiting, I must desire something not in God’s will for my life. Samantha desired to be married. She knew God ordained and approved marriage, but did He want her to be married? There are plenty of verses in the Bible about marriage, relationships, and how to be a loving spouse. Yet Samantha also knew the verses in which Paul clearly states that some people are called to remain single. When passages seemingly conflict, it can be difficult to determine God’s will for your life.

Samantha asked her family and several close friends to pray for her. She committed to taking each step she felt God asked of her—whether that was toward meeting her future spouse or remaining single.

Misconception #3: If I am waiting, I must not be praying enough. Day after day, Dianna prayed and sought the Lord. Many days, she ate only one meal so her family could have all the food they needed. She watched her husband take odd jobs here and there just to make ends meet. Dianna spent weekends at the laundromat because she did not have a washer or a dryer. She fought the spirit of discouragement on her knees.

She knew in her heart God would supply their needs, but she had to keep telling her head. Dianna faithfully followed the teaching of Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:17: “Never stop praying” (NLT). Her wait didn’t end because she prayed, but her resolve strengthened, helping her to face each day.

Misconception #4: If I am waiting, I must not have enough faith. This was the lie I believed as we agonized over Scott’s declining health. His faith is quiet and personal. As we lived out this mystery, I watched his discreet faith become deathly silent. His attitude toward prayer and the things of God grew cynical.

While Scott’s faith is quiet, mine is vocal. When I wasn’t serving or teaching at church, I was leading women’s conferences and writing devotions and book contributions. My prayer life and Bible study were more than routine. Each morning, I had, and still have, a standing appointment with the Lord. Certainly I was doing enough work for the kingdom to get God’s attention concerning Scott’s health. All of this surely proved my faith was strong enough for the two of us and was worthy of a little healing.

Here’s the thing—I should have prayed and read my Bible, but not to work my way back into God’s good graces. He is a gracious and merciful God. My praying and Scripture reading do not make Him more gracious. Somewhere along the way, I’d convinced myself otherwise. God makes us wait at times so we can glean valuable lessons. But He never does so out of spite. This is something David taught me as I continued to wait for God to heal my husband.”

Write

What are some of things you’re waiting on right now? How does this verse bring you comfort as you sit in that season of waiting?

Pray

Ask the Lord to give you peace as you wait on His timing and plan.

Savory Waffle Casserole

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

Serves 4 • 1/4 Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Heat waffle maker and spray with non-stick spray
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, 2 eggs, almond milk, baking powder, syrup, and apple sauce and mix until combined
  3. Spoon batter into waffle maker and cook through
  4. Cook bacon in a skillet
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Chop bell pepper, bacon, and waffle into small pieces
  7. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and scatter waffle pieces, bacon, and chopped peppers across the bottom
  8. Crack the 4 remaining eggs in a bowl and scramble with shredded cheese and salt
  9. Pour egg mixture over the top of the waffles and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center
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If you want to save some time on this recipe, feel free to use frozen waffles or pancake batter instead of making the waffles from scratch!

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