February 8, 2012
Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
The NIV version of this verse says “They who hope in the Lord…” I’ve noticed how “hope” and “wait” are interchanged a lot in scripture. Hope means to wait expectantly. We wait – expecting for something to happen. We wait – while we continue to seek God’s face in everything we do. We wait – carrying out His will – as He reveals His will to us.
And as we wait, He renews our strength. Can you imagine waiting without the patience He gives us? We would go crazy – all full of anxiety! But His strength includes patience, therefore, our waiting is easier.
I think it’s easier to wait on God than it is on man. Cause all of God’s promises are YES and AMEN! So I know if I am asking according to His will, my answer will come.
But man is so unreliable. Man lies. Man takes his promises back or breaks them. What a relief to be able to count on God! And to rely on His strength to get us through this journey! To know that with Him we will not grow weary nor faint! What a promise! YES and AMEN to that!