Devotional: Waiting on the Lord
“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. Isaiah 40:31
We Christians often tell others we are slow to decide because “we are waiting on the Lord.” Although we say we are waiting on the Lord, our act of waiting is sometimes the opposite of what waiting on the Lord should be. So, what does it mean to wait on the Lord?
Isaiah 40:31 clearly tells us what waiting on the Lord is like from a Christian perspective, which is not anywhere close to the secular view of waiting in line at Wal-mart, for example. When we wait on the Lord: 1) we get stronger, 2) we receive new energy that equips us to wait as long as needed, 3) We will not grow tired 4) our power given by God will not be diminished.
Everyone gets tired, but God’s power enables us to finish the tasks set before us. We must rely on God as our source of strength when we feel we can’t go any further. The Bible says when we are weak, He is strong; God gives us the strength to carry on. God renews our strength through our faith in Him.
When facing situations that require you to wait, rely on God to give you the ability to soar above the adversities associated with waiting for Him to move. Relax and rest assured that God will help you prevail.