Pause for Poetry Learning to Wait

Welcome to Pause for Poetry, featuring a poem, Learning to Wait, written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Learning To Wait


Lord, I’m learning

That when You don’t answer

My prayers right away,

There’s a good reason.

Perhaps I need to change first,

Perhaps I need to grow more,

Perhaps I can’t handle the outcome.

So I’m learning to rest in You

As I wait for answers.

I know that You only want

What’s best for me.

I’m learning that You are able

To reveal the reason for Your delays,

But You may not always do that.

I’m learning that Your ways

Are always better than mine;

That You are able to bless me

Abundantly more than I ever dreamed.

Lord, I’m learning.


©Frances Gregory Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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