Isaiah 40:31 says” 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.
This scripture here is telling us to wait, and waiting can and is a hard thing for humans to do. And yet while we read this verse we immediately want to soar like the eagles, which means to be elevated. Often times we aren’t seeing ourselves soaring because we haven’t done the first thing it tells us to do and that is to wait.
If you aren’t waiting then frustration is coming to your door step, no wonder many of us can’t understand this verse because we aren’t waiting, we find ourselves fainting and worried. God has hundreds of promises in His word and they all come with a requirement of an action for us. Today I want to share a few of those promises and as you read them find the word of phrases that the Lord tells us what we must do.
Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Deuteronomy31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
The Bible is our manual for living it has everything we need to make it here on earth, but if you and I aren’t going to do what it says than we won’t experience those victories in our lives. We can’t be what James call hearers only we must be doers of the word.
This is why it is so important to mediate on the word of God the more we mediate on His word the more it becomes alive in us and our faith grows and when we see those comforting verses we immediately began to do what God tells us to do, and He will do the rest. AMEN