The other day I was waiting ever so impatiently for the electricity to go back on after a blackout. We were in the dark for 24 hours. A scripture popped into my mind:
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:31)
I asked myself, “am I impatiently waiting for the Lord when I am in the dark for 24 hours or longer about stuff in my life? When my prayers are not answered and decisions not decided. Do I patiently wait for His timing and answers?”
The Scripture does say– they shall renew their strength.
Waiting so often appears to deplete our energy, but that is because we only see it from a human point of view. Spiritually and humanly we get renewed because waiting on the Lord means leaning into Him, leaning on Him and being dependent upon Him.
But that is not the whole scripture verse, it continues on after the words ‘renewal.’
They shall soar as on eagle’s wings to their God.
We shall do well. The waiting time for man seems so constraining, but for God, that waiting time can be made to be the best, most magnificent, soaring time of all. We become closer to our God and we learn to trust in Him. We can only ever do well with our God for He always has our best interests at heart. As it states in Jeremiah 29:11,
“I have great plans for you, plans that will succeed and a great future,”
I’m trying now to be patient while waiting and seeking God for my great future. Waiting takes on a whole new dimension.
May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’