Isaiah 40:31-1 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Waiting is one of the most difficult things to do for those who have learned to put their trust in God. Like anyone else that waits, we want what we want now and do not want to wait. But, waiting on God is what He requires of us who have put our hope and trust in Him.
Yes, we all know that waiting is common in life. We wait at traffic lights, we wait at the restaurant, we wait for an appointment, we wait at the restaurant, we wait at the supermarkets, we wait in sickness for our healing, we wait on our paychecks from work, we wait for retirement, we wait, wait and wait.
As much as we hate waiting, this is what God commands of us on today. Waiting on God and His perfect timing gives us hope and allows us to wait with expectation of what is sure to come.
I have learned to view waiting as the road from the promise to the praise.
When Jesus ascended up to heaven, He told his disciples to wait for the "Comforter" to come. They waited in that upper room for 10 days after his resurrection and the Holy Spirit came upon them.
Perhaps you may find yourself on the holding pad called "wait". It may appear that all those you thought loved and cared for you would have come through for you by now, but you find yourself still waiting instead.
Feeling weak in your waiting? God says to all of us on today what He said to the Apostle Paul in his weakness. Let's listen to 2 Corinthians 12:9a-"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Waiting on God to manifest some things in your life? Waiting on God to work out the details of that promise He has given you? As Juanita Bynum said, you and I too must confess, "I don't mind waiting on you Lord because I know you will come".
God will do just what He says concerning you, I promise you that. If it does not come to pass, it was not God, but if God said, it , it will be worth the wait because you will see the evidence of it.
Waiting is not a way of escaping trouble, reality or unpleasant situations. Waiting builds up our faith and allows us to be strengthened in our spiritual walk with the Lord.
God is gonna come through on His part, but the question becomes "are we willing to wait to wait on Him"? This is question we all must answer.
As Christians God wants us to trust and depend on Him. As we look unto Him who is the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Are you willing to wait on God's timing? Or, have you decided to make things happen on your own?
I pray on today that God is your hope and strength in the midst of your wait. He promises to be just that for you while you wait on Him.
Remember, they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength and soar like an eagle when the wait is over.
God bless and I love you all.
Tell the Lord thank you for giving you a spirit to wait on Him.