In the previous blog, we took a look at the testimony of thirst. Today we will focus on the witness of waiting.
Those who wait on the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.(Isaiah 40:31)
Waiting is a part of life. We wait at traffic lights. We wait in traffic jams. We wait in check-out lines at stores. We wait on hold on the telephone. We wait for a promotion at work. We wait for the doctor’s report to come back. We wait for the start of our vacation! Frequently our attitudes during these “wait times” could in no way be described as “Christlike.”
But there is a witness of waiting for those who wait on the Lord. And that witness is strength! The apostle Paul prayed that the Christians at Colossae would be “strengthened with all power, according to [God’s] glorious might, so that you may have great endurance and patience” (Colossians1:11).
There is a special kind of strength that can only be found on the other side of waiting on the Lord. Waiting on the Lord strengthens the saints of God in a supernatural way. Imagine what it means to soar on wings like eagles! Only eagles and hawks have the ability to soar. They take advantage of air currents and heat risers to soar (fly) with little or no effort at all, simply being carried along in the sky. This is the witness of waiting for those who wait on the Lord.
You see, God has a perfect plan for our lives. But we must remember that this plan is His plan, and it will happen in His time and in His way. As we wait upon the Lord, our strength is renewed, which gives us everything we need to do all that God is calling us to do. There will be times of running toward God’s plan for our lives, and we will not grow weary. There will be times of walking toward God’s plan for our lives, and we will not be fainthearted. And there will be times of waiting on God’s plan for our lives, and we will not be discouraged or disappointed. We will be strengthened according to His glorious might!
So . . . how is your witness of waiting? Remember, the Christian life requires waiting on the Lord, and in that waiting we find a strength that cannot be acquired in any other way. This supernatural strength lifts us above the clouds of life and empowers us to soar with very little effort, because it is our Lord who is carrying us along on Almighty air currents and Holy heat risers to our intended destination!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!