They who wait

Today’s Encouragement is Isaiah 40:31 ESV But they who wait for 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.

They who wait –

We just don’t like to wait! On anything!  We want food fast, we want convenience stores, we want instant response to our texts… we are obsessed with NOW!

God’s ways are not our ways… (Is 55:8) and His timeframe is not ours.  He deals in all aspects of time, in moments, in years and in millennia… He is unlimited by time, He created it, and He is above all aspects of time.  Yet we are too often obsessed by time!  We consider our days, planning our accomplishments, deciding if it is a ‘good day’ or a ‘bad day’… we are obsessed with time, and so we don’t want to, we fight hard against… the wisdom of God as He says… “Wait.”

We wait for the Lord by praying for our needs and desires and yielding to ‘not my will but Yours be done Lord’.  We wait by reading His Word and resting in His Truth and His Promises, even when we don’t understand or see any evidence of His response or His action.  We wait for our hopes, our dreams, His promises, His Power to be displayed… for so much my friends… We Wait! 

And His promise to those who wait for Him? –  By waiting, our strength is renewed, as if an eagle, we will rise; we will run and walk and not get tired. 

Now, we can get discouraged by waiting, can’t we?  “When Lord will You do something!  When will You answer my prayer?”  And He replies… “Wait.” 

Lord Help us to wait on You, to trust Your timing, and Your wisdom.  As we pray in Jesus’ Name. 

While I wait

Lincoln Brewster

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