FamilyLife Blended® Minute

Waiting on God

with Ron Deal | March 4, 2024
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Have you ever gotten tired of waiting on God? I know I have.

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  • Ron Deal

    Ron L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series of books including the bestselling Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages® and Becoming Stepfamily Smart (with Dr. Gary Chapman), The Smart Stepfamily: 7 Steps to a Healthy Family, and Preparing to Blend. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended podcast. He and his wife, Nan, have three sons and live in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more at

Have you ever gotten tired of waiting on God? I know I have.

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Waiting on God

With Ron Deal
March 04, 2024
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Ron: Have you ever gotten tired of waiting on God? I know I have.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Sarah got tired of waiting on God, too. The Bible tells us that she got tired of waiting for the child that God had promised her and her husband, Abraham, so she took measures into her own hands. She gave her maidservant, Hagar, to her husband thinking that they could have a child through her. But all she did was create a stepfamily with a lot of competition, jealousy, and resentment. You know being impatient with God and taking control is never a good idea. It usually just causes trouble for those closest to us.

Me? I hate waiting. But trusting God’s timing means He’s in control and I’m His servant. And that’s always a good thing for both me and my family. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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