Latter-day Saint Life

Sister Craven Explains How We Can Misunderstand What "Wait on the Lord" Actually Means


During a BYU Women’s Conference breakout session on May 2, Sister Craven shared some of the trials she and her family have faced in their lives as she addressed how to have hope through struggles.

Waiting upon the Lord isn’t easy, she said, because the phrase is often misunderstood. Waiting can mean being stifled, biding one’s time or stopping. “But to ‘wait upon the Lord’ is not biding one’s time. It is being patient while moving forward with confidence, faith and trust in the Lord’s plan for us.”

The Lord, at times, gives personalized and tailor-made challenges designed to help His children grow, Sister Craven said. 

Story by Valerie Johnson, Deseret News. Lead image from Church News courtesy the Young Women general presidency.