“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV
Often we are faint, weary, and exhausted; it is at those times that we wait upon the Lord and our strength will be renewed. We will mount up with wings like eagles; run and not grow weary; and walk and joy faint.
In our times of exhaustion we are called to wait. This is the point where we often falter in prayer, waiting on the Lord. When we seek the Lord in prayer we desire an immediate solution to our problems. To wait means we have to postpone the solutions to our dilemma and we are able to draw closer to the Lord and allow our will to be adjusted by his. In the space between our prayer and God’s solution we come to a greater understanding of how God is using our current situation to accomplish His purposes. Our waiting becomes a time of discernment.
I once heard someone describe waiting as that of a waiter. The waiter is actively returning back to the table to see how he can better serve the customer. In the same way we are actively waiting on the Lord. Going back to him to discern His will in our situation; and seeking to know how we may best make adjustments in our life so that we may conform to His image and desires for our lives. So as we pray, let us learn to wait for we are promised that at the end of our waiting we will soar.
Lord, teach me to wait on you, to yield to your leading so that I may experience your full restoration and rest.