Sunday, May 6, 2012

Waiting On The Lord

This whole idea of waiting goes against what we naturally do. When our natural inclination is to step on the gas, God is often telling us to hit the brakes.

Waiting is often difficult because we equate it with inactivity.

But waiting, which can also be translated as hoping, means to wait with expectation, to look for.

The implication is that we are waiting and watching with expectation towards what God is going to do.

During these periods of waiting, God is often refueling and refining us for what He has in store.

Everything around you needs to be refueled after much use. Your car has to stop for gas, your body needs to sleep, and your cell phone needs to be recharged.

So, why can’t this be the case with our spiritual life as well?

What may seem like inactivity from our perspective is often purposeful preparation from God’s perspective.

Be encouraged that those who wait end up even stronger after the Lord renews them.

Isaiah 40:29-31

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

Have a blessed day in the Lord


  1. Thanks for the encouragement, Doreen! I think I needed to hear this right now! Be blessed as you wait! Barb <><

  2. Such a wonderful post Doreen - we all need these words of wisdom!