~ Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Waiting on the Lord is the hardest thing for me to do. It is my nature to resolve a problem or work out a situation right away. However, God’s will may not always be in it. No one likes conflict. No one enjoys going through a difficult marriage or living with chronic pain. Seeking solutions may be good but if they are not centered in God’s will, they will not bring me joy.
When a dilemma engulfs me, Isaiah exhorts that I wait on the Lord. God will renew my strength. Before I make a decision that will put me on a fast pace to a future I may regret, I simply have to let the Lord speak to me through His Word. I cannot make hasty decisions but I must let God be at the center of those decisions. He promises to lift me up, strengthen me if I am weary, and give me the strength that I need to continue on.
No problem is too great for Him. But He does not always work in the “here and now.” Sometimes I simply need to sit back and wait to allow Him the opportunity to work in my situation. This is so much easier said than done!!
~Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
For the weary believer, waiting is not always what he wants to do. He wishes to be rid of what weighs heavy on his heart. That is the natural man’s way – but it is not God’s way. Allow yourself time to see the hand of God at work in your life. There is promise in waiting!