One of the most difficult tasks in life is to wait. And it seems we spend most of our time waiting. As children we wait for special days and seasons. Those birthdays took such a long time to go around the sun and we had to wait. Waiting seemed to be such a waste of time.
When we look at the word wait in the dictionary, it means to stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart. Is it surprising that waiting can be so difficult? But as difficult as waiting can be, it is part of the discipline of life. Isaiah 40:31 NKJV tells us, “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.” There are benefits when we wait on the Lord.
They verse used the word shall, to explain what happens to those who wait. Shall tells us that something certainly will or must happen. The only way to renew your strength is to wait on God. David was anointed king, but he had to wait. While he was waiting, the king on the throne Saul, was hunting him to take his life. 2 Samuel 22:1 NLT, says: “David sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul.” And, in verse 40 he said, “You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.” David recognized that in his strength, he could not survive the attacks of those who wanted to take his life.
The same is true for us, we need the strength that comes from waiting on God. The walk of faith requires the strength of our ‘inner man.’ In Ephesians 3:16 the Apostle Paul prays, “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.” Let us take the time and wait before God that we can experience renewed strength.
Thought for Today: Friend, wait on the Lord for renewed strength.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.
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Waiting takes time and time belongs to God.
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Yes, God is in control of our time.