In our minds “waiting” is a boring, and aggravating task that we sometimes do in a dentist, doctors, or lawyers office. We wait in busy traffic when we drive in cities.
My reading for today was Isaiah 39 – 42 and I chose these verses to share with any who desire to read…
“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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.” Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJB)
Verse 31 has been my favorite verse of Scripture since I discovered it many years ago. However, for some reason it has not come to my heart and mind until this very morning for a very long time. Let me point out a few things in these four verses:
- God is the Everlasting God – He has always been and always will be – He is the Creator of all that is;
- It is a pointless endeavor to try and understand God – if we could ever understand Him that would make us His equal;
- He is the source of strength and power to those who know they need Him;
- When even the young ones faint and grow weary; those who rely on the LORD receive strength from Him;
- Those who “Wait on the LORD”, and that is trust in Him, rely on Him, while living according to His will and word, will soar when all others fail and fall.
Believe what God says. Call on the name of the One who died for your sins – Jesus Christ. He will hear you when you realize and know that you need forgiveness, and redemption; and He is the only one who provides it.