All of our Christian lives we prepare ourselves to hear God say, Go, but nothing prepares us for His calling to stop. You feel Gods nudging. Change is coming; you feel youre on the edge of an adventure with God. Youre excited and have surrendered to His call. Suddenly, everything stopsthe waiting begins. Debby Akerman and her family had received a promise from God for a new adventure with Him as He called them to move south. Willing to leave family, friends, and ministry behind, she was shocked when God chose to put their move on hold. She wasnt sure how to deal with waiting. In her search for understanding, she started studying the concept of waiting from a biblical perspective. Filled with personal stories and scriptural accounts of waiting, Hold On is a power-packed, principle-filled book providing just the encouragement you need to wait for Gods promises in your life. Application questions in each chapter will help you see your particular wait from Gods perspective and give you perseverance to wait on His perfect timing.
Debby Akerman understands the difficulty of waiting for God. A native of Massachusetts, she knew God was calling her and her husband, Brad, to move south to do ministry together. Though she was willing to go, God put her move on hold, and thus began her struggle for understanding how and why to wait for God. An active member of her local church, this former nurse has worked with her churchs in-house recovery program for alcoholics and addicts. She is also the president of Womans Missionary Union, Auxiliary to Southern Baptist Convention. She is a mother and grandmother and lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.