Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
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 is a common form of life. As children we could hardly wait until Christmas. We would cross off each day in December, anxiously awaiting Christmas morning. It seemed to be the longest month of the year.
Once we became teenagers we could hardly wait until we were old enough to drive or, to go to our senior prom, or to graduate from high school. We were always in a hurry to get to the next stage in our life.
An expectant mother waits and waits for the birth of her unborn child. The last few weeks seem to be the hardest, as she waits with anticipation to hold her baby in her arms.
As adults we wait in long lines at the store, we wait at the doctor's office, we wait, often impatiently. Waiting is not always easy.
How many times have we been in a hurry and taken short cuts or left out important steps only to end up with more problems? Many times when we are under pressure we begin to turn away from the path that we were to pursue. Or we become fearful of failure and seek a our own path.
Waiting with wavering faith and doubt is an insult to God. Actively waiting strengthens our faith. We need to believe and trust that even though he keeps us waiting, His timing is perfect.
God commands us to wait. It is through the wait that God works out every detail and prepares us for the plans and purpose He has for our lives.
Through the process of waiting builds our faith and strengthens our spiritual walk with God. How strong would our hope and faith become if our prayers were instantly answered?
It is through the wait that the bond of many types of glue are strengthened. How many times have we picked something up too soon after we glued it, and it came apart? But allowing it to dry overnight produced a strong cohesive bond.
Wait quietly. Do not question God or complain during the trial but wait with confidence knowing He will see us through the storm.
GOD IS YOUR HOPE AND STRENGTH WHILE YOU WAIT ON HIM