Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength!
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 (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV). This encouraging passage promises something very radical. It says, when we wait on the Lord we will be renewed! Wait (from the dictionary’s perspective) means to “remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something ‘expected’ happens.” When circumstances are outside of our control, we are instructed to wait on the Lord with the expectation that His Spirit is at work within us, we must also wait wisely. When we wait wisely, the Lord renews us with His strength and promises we shall “mount up with wings as eagles.”
Many people today might find themselves overwhelmed, tired and weary. Many are currently burdened by mounting challenges and problems. Many, feel like they have run out of energy and strength. Fear not! God can revitalize you and grant you renewed energy and strength today through His Spirit. God can give you His power and ability. Are you Interested? If so – plugin and wait wisely! Today, spend time with the Lord. Wait on His presence. Listen to His voice. Read His Word and worship Him in Spirit and truth. God alone renews our soul. When we identify with Him through Jesus and trust in His capacities alone for this journey through life, it is then that His strength is made perfect in our weakness, it is then that the wind of God’s Spirit lifts us up on eagles’ wings and carries us through life's challenges in the power of His Spirit.
Friends, it’s only when we are wise enough to admit our weakness and incapacities that we are enabled by God to draw from the bottomless well of His everlasting supply and drink deeply from the living waters of His super-abundant power and provision. It is then that our spiritual batteries are fully regenerated and renewed by His limitless power that enables us to finish the race in His strength in such a way as to win the prize, for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. While we are waiting, God is working, wait wisely!
Grace and peace always,