Waiting for Hope | 3 Week Study | A Study on the Book of Malachi “Since the days of your ancestors, you have turned from my statutes; you have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies.“ Malachi 3:7a What do you do when you are stuck in the in-between? How do you remain faithful as you wait for God’s help and provision in a desperate situation? Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament—the final book before a 400 year period of silence. In Malachi, we encounter God’s people as they painstakingly wait for the Messiah. Even though the wait was long and hard, Malachi teaches us they can wait with hope because the One who was coming—Jesus—was their hope.