My recent faith journey has been a good one. I’ve seen little miracles along the way, but I still haven’t climbed out of the “dip”, if you know what I mean. I’ve been saying all the right things. Praying all the right prayers. Speaking words of life. You get the picture.
And, then I just get plain frustrated.
My friend and prayer warrior, Lynn, reminded me of this scripture the other day: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
(By the way, not many can pray like my dear friend, Lynn).
So what does it mean to wait? I did a little research, ya’ll.
The word “wait” comes from the Hebrew word, “qavah” (kaw-vaw’). You kind of sound like a bird when you say it, don’t you? It translates “to wait, look for, hope, expect.”
Apparently, I’m not a very good waiter – in life nor in restaurants, I’m sure.
We’re going to have bumps in the road. Our faith is going to be tested. But be of good cheer – He has overcome the world. So you can bet your bottom dollar (whatever that means) that He will pull you through whatever hard-hitting time is staring you in the face. And, when you get discouraged – wait. Hope. Expect. And, trust. Remember the other times in your life when He came through – the other times where He made a way where there seemed to be no way. This time will be no different.
When we wait upon Him, He renews our strength. Waiting without Him wears us out. I’ll stick with Him. You?