‘…they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…’ Isaiah 40:31
God usually doesn’t tell us how He will answer our prayers, or even when. But He does promise those who wait on Him one thing – strength. The word ‘wait’ in this Scripture pictures a Hebrew word used in the making of rope. Every rope starts out as a thread, and every strand added just increases its strength. So each time you wait on the Lord you add another thread to the rope; you get a little stronger, a little more able to cope. Do you feel like you’re just hanging on by a thread today? Spend more time in God’s presence and God’s Word, and watch your thread turn into a rope. But waiting is not always passive, sometimes it’s active, like waiting on a customer, seeing that his or her needs are met. In this case, waiting is not so much a position as it is a focus. The Bible says, ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee…’ (Isaiah 26:3). Whether it’s sitting prayerfully in His presence or actively carrying out His will, you have God’s assurance that your strength will be renewed. If you’re at the end of your tether today, grab hold of these three promises:
1) ‘Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord’ (Psalm 27:14 NKJV).
2) ‘…wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him’ (Psalm 62:5 NKJV).
3) ‘…as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters…so our eyes look to the Lord our God…’ (Psalm 123:2 NKJV). Do you need more strength? Wait on God!
Strength is exactly what I need…given the recent publications, my morale for the radio show was hampered yesterday, it did pick up today even for a bit…
Those 3 pointers serve as a refuelling point…let me get back to you on what i mean…a couple of days from today…I’ll pickup from here with the tagline ‘Refill’
till next time,
easy does it 🙂