Isaiah 40:28-31 – “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on 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.” NKJV
Thank God that God NEVER GETS TIRED although sometimes I wonder if He grows weary with us due to our inaction, unbelief, and resistance to His promises and plans. He is the ALL WISE creator of the universe and infuses His power into our lives when we are weak and need His strength. He comes to us when we are faint and on the verge of collapsing under the load and enables us to have renewed strength for the struggle, the journey, and battle.
Here Isaiah gives us something that sometimes in our “Microwave World” and “Instant Everything” lifestyles we miss or find it difficult to accept. He tells us that those that WAIT on the LORD will RENEW their strength. The result of that is given in the word picture that the prophet uses. We will mount up with wings like eagles. Eagles can soar high above everything and see with precision minute things on the surface below while soaring so high that they are almost invisible to the naked eye. We will also run and not grow weary. All of us who have ever had to run know that this is humanly impossible and therefore it is a clear indication that this strength and stamina will come from DIVINE SOURCES. Not only will we run and not grow weary but in our WALK we will not faint, give up, or give in. WE WILL MOVE FORWARD TO VICTORIOUS LIVING!
The key to everything in this is WAITING ON THE LORD! Not only is timing everything but the development of character and the learning that takes place in the time of WAITING ON THE LORD is indispensable for a victorious spiritual walk. If there was one thing that I could teach all new believers it would be the secret and art of WAITING ON THE LORD. If I could convince people of the value and need of this I would have succeeded in enabling them to live above the circumstances, obstacles, and trials of life in a rarified atmosphere that is known only to the angelic hosts.
Therefore, instead of being impatient and in a hurry learn and ask God to help you LEARN TO WAIT on the LORD! As you do you will find that you not only accomplish more but you do so without the stress and pressure that life in human strength brings.
May God be with you as you go through your day!