THE POWER IN WAITING!
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” (Isaiah 40:28-31 AMPC)
God does not grow faint or weary. His understanding is unlimited. He gives power when we are faint and weary. He multiplies our strength. Waiting on the Lord renews our strength and power. We can rise above our circumstances, see from God’s perspective. Weariness will not overtake us because we're not alone or relying only on our strength. We have God's strength available to us through Jesus Christ.
"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]." (Philippians 4:13 AMPC)
When I read Isaiah 40:28-31 I thought of empowerment and this verse of Scripture came to mind:
“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].” (Ephesians 6:10 AMPC)
Our union with God gives us strength. He empowers us. He never tires or grows weary. He is always there for us to turn to. He’s a place of restoration, strength, and empowerment. On our own we may not be able to do anything, or even want to do anything, but with God we can do everything.
Waiting on the Lord is a state of being, a process:
It’s not a time of inactivity.
It’s a time of preparation.
It’s a time of positioning.
It’s a time of growth.
It’s a time of character building.
It’s a time of seeking Him, digging deeper into His Word, spending time with Him, praise, worship, prayer, and resting in your faith in Him and His peace.
It's a time of rest, renewal and refreshment in God.
It's during these times that God has our attention. Waiting on the Lord has never been about kicking back, but of stepping up so we can step into.
Wait in this verse is the Hebrew word qâvâh which means – to bind together (perhaps by twisting); gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon). (Strong's H6960)
Wow! Just wow! Waiting on God binds us together with Him! It gives us a greater sense of expectation! Yes Lord, we will wait on You!
Lord, thank You that You do not grow weary or faint, especially when it comes to dealing with me. Thank You for giving me power when I am faint and weary. Thank You for causing my strength to multiply and making it abound. I am one of “those who wait for You Lord.” I expect, look for, and hope in You. Thank You for renewing my hope and strength and causing me to do great exploits for You. My connection to You allows me not to be weary, faint, or tired. Thank You Abba Father.
This is my faith confession for today and every day this year:
“The people who know their God shall prove themselves strong and shall stand firm and do exploits [for God].” (Daniel 11:32b AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
(Updated From the Vault of LWM)