The Power of Waiting
Isaiah 40:31 – But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Everyone is waiting on something or someone to come through for them. Waiting can sometime be frustrating and unrewarding. The bible declares that a hope that is deferred wearies the soul. But there one kind of waiting that is always rewarding, waiting on the Lord. To wait on the Lord involves taking out time in God’s presence to pray, fast and meditating on his promises. Waiting on the Lord include seeking him for instruction and direction regarding issues. We have several examples where people seeking the lord for direction or steps to take in dealing with issues in their lies. Abraham wait on the Lord and God made an everlasting covenant with Him, Solomon wait on the Lord and the Lord granted him unprecedented wisdom and understanding, our Lord Jesus Christ wait on God and he was transfigured. So waiting on the Lord is one of the vehicles into a deeper walk with God. It never leaves us the same. We have limited scope but waiting on the Lord enlarge our scope and increase our possibilities.
When we wait on God, our strength is renewed. The concept of strength renewal in the above scripture means as we wait on the Lord, He exchange our strength with His strength. While our strength his limited his strength is unlimited. So waiting on the Lord opens us up to divine strength that has no limit. That is why the devil will throw every obstacle possible in our way to hinder us from having time to wait in God’s presence. If the devil can rob you of your time with God, he has robbed of your victorious edge. So guard your time with God jealously.
For further Study
Isaiah 40:8- 31
Personal declaration for the day
I will value my time with God and make it top priority
Questions for you to reflect on
Have you spent time with God today?
What are the obstacles in your way to waiting on the Lord?