Posted by: missionventureministries | August 19, 2012

WAITING ON THE LORD – Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. – Isaiah 40:31

This scripture tell us that no matter how strong or independent we may be, we cannot accomplish it alone. God often has to bring us to the place where we have to stop trying, turn to Him and say: “God, I cannot do it on my own I will wait upon you Lord.” God is waiting for those words but they often are not said until we have exhausted our own ideas with no results. We need to learn not to be impatient but to wait upon the Lord because, it is only in waiting that we find the promises of God. 

The longer a true believer lives, the more they realize that everything is in God’s hands. When a person is young either in age or in their Christian walk, they are more inclined to try to solve everything within their own ability. Then, after many years of trials, tests and troubles, they begin to get a glimpse of what living by faith and trusting God really means. 

  • Waiting upon the Lord requires true faith, and those that do trust in Him will gain new strength.
  • Waiting upon the Lord requires sometimes going through the fire and still trusting God to bring us through those difficulties and then we will mount up with wings like eagle.
  • Waiting upon the Lord requires having confidence in what we hope and know that God will take care of us. And then we will run and not get tired, we will walk and not become weary.

Like baby eaglets, in their nest, can do nothing but wait until the mother eagle returns to her nest to bring the necessary food, drink or whatever else is needed to keep her eaglets alive; we must stay in the “nest” and trust that God will bring us what we need, and then accept what comes because we know it is for our own good. 

It is hard to mount up, climb, or go up higher if we try to go before our time. That period of waiting on God is a must. It is always best to soar under the shadow of the Almighty as He covers us with His feathers under His wings while we trust in Him.

The reason many Christians fail the fiery tests of their faith is because too many are bankrupt spiritually. When the trials come, there is no faith and trust in God to draw strength from because:

  • We have not spent time praying.
  • We have not spent time studying.
  • We have not fasted at all.
  • And we have not waited on the Lord. 

Notice what happens when we wait on the Lord. God says He will renew our strength. We will begin to take flight like the eagle. We will run and not get tired. We walk and not become weary.

Scriptures tell us that the Lord like an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young and spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. (Deuteronomy 32:11) 

Just as that mother eagle never forgets to come back to her nest, Jesus will not forget us either. As that mother eagle is always out gathering and preparing a way for her little eaglets, so is Jesus, the Good Shepherd tending His flock.

We need to wait upon the Lord and place our faith and trust in Him and He will let our spirit soar above this world. He will lift our spirit upon eagle’s wings and we will be strengthened for the journey ahead. Only by patiently waiting, placing our whole-hearted faith in God and trusting in Him totally will we have our strength renewed.

God has it all under control. As a child of the Most High God, we are to look to the heavens because our Father sees our need and our answer is already on the way! Just like the angel told Daniel: “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.” (Daniel 10:12) 

“My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.” (Psalm 62:5)

 

 

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