#Wait On The Lord

(from Streams of Living Water for a Thirsty Soul)

“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 40:31)

People in the emotional wilderness know feelings of weakness—both physical and spiritual, and feelings of not being able to rise above the things that are causing them to be in the wilderness. They also know feelings of immobility—they are unmotivated and unproductive. Life is just one big “heavy” that causes weariness and feelings of despair.

God knows how we feel, and He knows we don’t want to feel that way. He knows our longings to be out of the wilderness and our desire to feel normal again. But God has His timing for us to come out of the wilderness. Usually there is a period of waiting.

Waiting is difficult, but Isaiah 40:31 says if we wait upon the Lord, our strength will be renewed. We will be able to rise above our low and desperate feelings. We will again be able to live life normally without being weary of living. And we will be able to serve God and others without feelings of despair and wanting to give up.

God gives power to the faint and strength to the weak (Isaiah 40:29). Let’s turn our minds to God and wait upon Him, trusting He will fulfill His promise to us.

PRAYER: Help me, Lord, to wait upon You for strength and the ability to rise above this hard time.

Related verses: Psalm 25:1-5, 27:14, 37:7, 62:1-8

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