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. Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
There is strength in waiting. Waiting is difficult when you feel you can do better than you currently are. I have found that most of life has a ‘then’ statement. When I get a girlfriend or boyfriend, then I’ll be happy and when that happens we need more. When I get an A in that class, then I’ll be ready for college. Getting drunk didn’t make me the life of the party, so maybe I’ll try smoking weed and then I’ll be popular. If I could just find my identity in something that everyone else enjoys, then I’ll be satisfied. We desire satisfaction immediately, without delay, because if we have to wait that might be uncomfortable.
Waiting is tough when it is not what you want to do, but waiting for the right guy or girl, waiting to become a starter on your sports team, waiting for what God wants and not what we want is called obedience. There is blessing in obedience, but sometimes the cost is waiting. Are you willing to wait even if it means sacrificing your own desires? There is nothing wrong with the then statement when we allow God to fuel our lives. There is a great beauty when we wait upon the Lord, our strength is renewed and we our elevated not to glory our lives, but Christ who lives in us.
Today, I deny myself and make myself available to wait on God’s timing because there is obedience in waiting on You Lord. God, by waiting on you, then I will be fulfilled. I choose Your timing not my own. Amen.