Waiting on the Lord
“But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.” Isaiah 40:31 AMP
I chose the amplified version this go round as I wanted to show the emphasis given in the scripture. For me, it is God encouraging me through His Holy Word yet again. The scripture referenced above provides reassurance. It is the reassurance to know that my waiting in this season of when and how is not in vain. It is not a waste of time.
As I write these words, the song lyrics from the soundtrack Joseph King of Dreams sets in my heart. “For you know better than I.” Friend, he knows better than we. Our Lord sees exactly where we are. He sees us on bended knee in prayer. He hears us praising Him in this season. God, our Heavenly Father hears the tears as we cry out to Him. If circumstances were to be different, they would. He is mighty in power.
Are you in a season of waiting for God’s perfect timing? Are you like me where you find yourself playing the second-guessing game. Perhaps, you feel as though your mind is playing tricks on you. Family and close friends look at you sideways. Questions like,” Are you sure you heard from God?” Or, “How long are you supposed to wait?” They may lovingly throw advice your way that can cause you to waiver in this season. Some advice may get you so amped up that you throw in the towel. The enemy tosses these words around in our mind.
You waited long enough…
It also doesn’t help that our social circles (whether in real life or online) can unintentionally drive us on the why not me God? How come she has_________ (you fill in the blank)? No jealousy or envy but there is an emptiness in this waiting season.
So what do you do? What’s a girl to do?
- Trust God’s Timing
- Do a topical Bible study on waiting
- Dig in God’s word of prominent characters in the Bible who waited on the Lord
- Pray what’s on your heart
We see the word “wait” appear countless times in the Bible
My friend, there is a reason God reminds His children to wait. Impatience is a struggle for me and I bet that at times it is for you as well. Maybe in this season, your impatience grows with each day.
Do you know that one of the fruits of the spirit is patience (some other versions may say forbearance)?
Also, waiting increases our perseverance.
I encourage you to look at Bible stories that can inspire you to be patient and trust in God’s perfect timing.
Your Season of Waiting
Seasons change every four months or so. And just like seasons change, we can rest believing that the season of wait that we are in is temporary. Some seasons in our lives last for a moment. While other seasons (probably the hardest) last longer than we would anticipate. But it’s in these seasons of waiting in which our faith in God can either grow or dwindle.
During this season, seek the Lord on what it is he is trying to teach you.
I would love to hear from you in the comment section! Tell me, are you in a season of waiting upon the Lord?