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.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
One lesson the Lord has been teaching me personally this year is waiting. Patience they say is a virtue, without patience one cannot wait. It is a virtue the Lord is inculcating more into my life.
In this era of vast technological advancement, we have become accustomed to getting things done much quicker as we want and desire. The terms: fast and speed is almost becoming a normal thing in our everyday life: fast food, fast internet speed, instant replies, quick deliveries and so many. More so, it seems we want to eliminate the term “wait” from our life. A small delay on the road, in the traffic, or in the bank or anywhere else we are made to wait and then we begin to flare up.
Have you realized it is not always so with God. There are times we pray and God answers quickly and immediately. Others times, it seems He is delaying. God is never in a rush and we can’t rush Him. It’s not like God is against technological advancement. I believe He is all for it and technology is a blessing from Him. Waiting is a part of God’s time table. God is never in a rush to do things. If you want to know more, open your bible and read the stories of Mary and Martha, Abraham, Moses, David, Hannah, Elizabeth and the list is endless of many people who had to learn to wait on God. There are times in our life, when we will not get all we want, at once and as quick as we are used to. It is not because we haven’t prayed right or we haven’t prayed enough, neither is it because we have wronged God. Sometimes, it will be because God is teaching us to wait. It can be hard, tough, unbearable, and inconvenient, especially when we seem to be in a die-hard situation and we need God to come in for us. Nobody enjoys waiting, whether at the bank, in a queue or anywhere else, or much more: waiting on God. We all must learn to wait on God.
Let’s get interactive. Share with me a time in your life when you had to wait on God. How was the experience, how did God come through for you and was it worth it?
I love this verse in the bible – Isaiah 40:31, it tells us what happens to those who learn to wait on the Lord. It says: their strength will be renewed, they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary and they will walk and not faint. Wow! Now that is good and amazing news. In the waiting, we aren’t destroyed or defeated. God uses that period to build us and prepare us for something greater. Even when God is late, He is right on time.
Here are two songs from Vertical Worship and Travis Greene. I believe it will bless and inspire you if you are also learning to wait on God:
Learning to wait on God can be a joyful time and journey. Live your dreams and inspire the world.