Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
Waiting for the Lord is an activity no one enjoys. We are a people trying to be productive and chasing God for all He has for us. What is the next assignment to be excited about, God? I am this person and maybe you are too. Last week I blogged about rising up and this week I’m sharing on waiting on the Lord for new strength. So which is it? Can it be both?
Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence for from it flow the springs of life. You are the one who determines your level of activity in your life. You set your schedule. It is not hard to become weary in well doing and allow fatigue to set in and oppress or depress. Weariness affects your heart. In fact with all the negative media and publicity we can become emotionally tired without doing anything. Be watchful over your life and tune in to what your body is saying and take care of it. Living long and strong in the strength of the Lord is possible for all of us as believers.
Waiting on the lord, resting in Him is highly productive. The scripture above states that this waiting will give us new strength. I am in a season of waiting upon the Lord, of resting in His presence. The focus is not my ministry or what assignment I can dive in to. It is about focusing on who God is and listening to His heartbeat. Worship, word study, listening and communing with Him is what this looks like. Spiritual assignment responsibilities do not disappear, however the Lord will show you how to adjust your time to rest and renew your strength. Remove distractions and things that take time away from Him. God is preparing you for the new strength needed for your upcoming adventures!
We will rise up on eagles wings with new strength in Him because we have rested in His presence. God prepares our hearts and minds in the waiting and removes any shackles or hindering spirits. I believe God desires for us to have time only for Him to experience His love. As a result of this we have His love to share with our lost and hurting world. Dear Lord, thank you for renewing our heart and soul through Your rest and strengthening us to rise up and soar as eagles! In Jesus name, A-men.