~ Isaiah 40:31 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.
Waiting on the Lord is the hardest thing for man to do. It is our nature to resolve a problem or work out a situation right away. However, God’s will may not always be in it. No one likes conflict. No one enjoys going through a difficult marriage or living with chronic pain. Seeking solutions may be good but if they are not centered in God’s will, they will not bring joy.
When a dilemma engulfs you, wait on the Lord as Isaiah exhorts. God will renew your strength. Before you make a decision that will put you on a fast pace to a future you may regret, let the Lord speak to you in His Word. Do not make hasty decisions but let God be at the center of those decisions. He promises to lift you up, strengthen you if you are weary, and give you the strength that you need to continue on.
No problem is too great for Him. But He does not always work in the “here and now.” Sometimes we need to sit back and wait to allow Him the opportunity to work in our situation.
~Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
For the weary believer, waiting is not always what he wants to do. He wishes to be rid of what weighs heavy on his heart. That is the natural man’s way – but it is not God’s way. Allow yourself time to see the hand of God at work in your life. There is promise in waiting!