THEY THAT WAIT ON THE LORD
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 NLT
In the translation I grew up with (the King James Version) it says, “They that wait on the Lord.” The image of waiting on the Lord is not popular. We want to say a prayer and have God jump at our command and do what we asked. But trusting God involves waiting for God’s timing. The Bible gives us great insight into what happens when someone gets a promise from God but then refuses to wait for God’s timing for the promise. Abraham had a promise of a son. Years pass and he has no son. Sarah, his wife, decides to help things along by having Abraham conceive a child with her handmaiden. (This was a common practice in the ancient world) Because they tried to “help God out” there was a race of descendants born that has been a major enemy of the Jews for thousands of years. Abraham was the “father of faith” and yet he struggled with fully trusting God at times. This should encourage us. We will have times we feel like we are growing weary in our faith journey, but those are the moments we must lean heavy into the promises and presence of God. We must trust God. Trust is built by spending time together with the Father in prayer and fellowship with the Word. I have some close friends that I trust with my life. I would trust them with my debit card, truck, home, or family. I trust them because we have spent time together and I know them very well. How much time are you spending with God? Do you know Him through His Word and prayer?
Holy Spirit I want to know You. I want to learn to trust You with every part of my life. As I continue this journey, I commit to trust You with every part of my life.
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