Are You Waiting?

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)

This whole idea of waiting goes against what we naturally and culturally do. When our natural inclination is to jump into things or move too fast, God is often telling us to hold our horses. 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. We tend to forget so many times that He is an on time God. That His plan is so different from our plans most of the time… I think I just heard someone say amen!

During these periods of waiting, God is often renewing us, molding us, and refining us for what He has in store. Often times we get worn out and we need rest, we need recharging. Think about your car, you have to stop for gas to continue driving it, your body needs to sleep, and your cell phone needs to be recharge In order to be used effectively. 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.

If you happen to be in one of these seasons…

-Are you allowing God to refine you?

-Are you tuning into His voice?
-Are you recognizing that he is working all around you?
-How do you respond to these periods of waiting on God?

Have a blessed week,
Pastor Gina