Wait on the Lord

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…Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

Most people do not know how to handle a wait period in their life. Waiting for the right person to come along, waiting for a business deal to show up, waiting for an expectation to take place seems to be an anxious time for many. They wish they only knew how long they had to wait for.

The scriptures above can be seen to provide a perspective about waiting – it says waiting on the Lord. A time of wait is not often a time of inactivity as perceived but rather a time where we pause and God works. To wait on the Lord is an act of trust that he is working for our benefit. It means to focus on his character, his word, his person and his ability to do all he has spoken concerning us.

A waiting period shouldn’t be a time to focus on what is going wrong on how disadvantaged we feel but rather it should be a time of re-enforcing our focus on the Father’s sovereignty. No wonder one of the benefits of waiting on God was that such people will mount up with wings (put forth fresh feathers) as eagles. An eagle can live up to a 100 years and still maintain its agility and strength by growing new feathers. In the same way, waiting on the Lord makes you have the same enthusiasm, excitment and hopefulness throughout the wait period without getting tired.

While waiting, focus on his faithfulness, remain in thanksgiving for his ability to do exceedingly and abundantly above what you could ever think or ask. This is definitely not an easy feat by human strength but through God’s strength you can. Wait I say on the Lord and your strength shall be renewed. God Bless You.

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