Isaiah 40:31 – “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
“Waiting” is not one of humankind’s strengths. It would seem that most of us most of the time “hate to wait”. We don’t like lines at the check-out stand, delays at the doctor’s office, the interim between the time we are ready to go and those going with us getting ready, delays in answers to prayer, waiting at restaurants for our seat or food or in traffic. We just don’t like to “wait.” So, when we read, “…those who WAIT on the Lord….” – – it causes some difficulty in the mind for many. The idea in the Hebrew seems to indicate that this “waiting” is a word that comes from a prime root that means to “twist or bind together”. It means to “look, patiently tarry, wait for” with expectation. Therefore, in a true sense, spiritually, when we are “waiting on the Lord” we are allowing the Holy Spirit to twist us together and bind us together with Him so that we become ONE with Him.
With that in mind makes perfect sense that through this process we should gain a “renewal” of strength because we develop a oneness with Him and therefore have a greater infusion of His strength into our lives. Because, he sees all and is overall it is no stretch to use the analogy of mounting up with wings like eagles, because from that binding together into a oneness with Him allows us to rise above the din and clutter below and enables us to see the bigger picture. Likewise, because He is the infinite strength we would naturally find ourselves able to go tirelessly without being weary in this race and able to walk (live) without fear of exhausting from the taxations of life’s difficulties. Therefore, if we need to learn anything it is to “wait” on the Lord. That does not mean just sit back and delay but an active allowing of the Holy Spirit to mesh our lives with Him, our minds with Him, our spirits with His and become ONE with Him. As we do this and learn this we find ourselves walking in a more full and victorious life in the King and Kingdom of God.
Do not fear silence or time alone with God it is a time of development of strength as much or more than intensive exercise to build muscles in the natural body. Therefore, set some time aside on a regular basis to “wait on the Lord” and then stand amazed at the growth that transpires in your life.
May the Lord richly bless you as you embark on today’s journey!