Monday, September 13, 2010


“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)

Wait on the LORD. In other words, be patient.

Patient is something that I am not very good at. I have always been an impatient person. I’m an act now type of person. I think, I do—no waiting.

I’ve been working through the Bible Study, Experiencing God, with my group. One thing that this study is teaching me is that I need to be in God’s will at all times in order to succeed. This is frustrating sometimes, because in order to be in God’s will, I have to be willing to wait.

Abraham waited 25 years (I think, without looking it up) for God to bless him and Sarah with a child. Saul waited for years after God confronted him on the road to Damascus before he began to preach to the Gentiles. Why? Why was there so much waiting?

God had a plan. God wanted these men to be part of that plan. God wanted them to know they were part of the plan. But they weren’t ready—yet. God had to bring them to a position in their lives where they were most equipped to carry out the plan.

Those who wait, tough, are deeply blessed. God renews their strength and helps them to soar. We are prepared to run the marathon, to traverse the mountain. We are more than we could have been without God.

Wait on the LORD.


  1. Waiting is hard! Sometimes I act like a spoiled brat: "But I want it NOW!" Looking back, I'm kind of glad God doesn't give in to my tantrums. He showed me many times that He knows best. I'll grow up at some point. :)

  2. I lack patience so often in my daily life, but everything you say is true. I agree, God's timing is always right.

  3. I am there now too--waiting. I once took that Bible study and it was amazing! Glad to here that things are looking up!

  4. At first I thought, wow, another person studying this verse about waiting. Then I realized you were the one that commented on my blog the other day. I know though, that waiting on the Lord is something each of us has to learn over and over again.


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