But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.iSAIAH 40:31
In today’s devotional Isaiah welcomes us to see ourselves as dependent creatures, designed to rely upon something unseen, something greater than ourselves. He invites us to patiently wait on a person—to wait on the Lord.
When you choose to wait on the Lord, He will renew your strength. Waiting requires patience. Waiting has purpose. Waiting produces maturity. When you choose to intentionally wait on the Lord and willfully surrender your will over to Him — God will renew your strength. Place your hope in Christ. Choose to wait on Him.
According to Strong’s Concordance, the Hebrew word for ‘Wait’ is ‘qavah’ (H6960) which means: “to look for, to hope and to expect”. In other words, “They that choose to place their hope and expectation in the Lord shall renew their strength.” When you choose to wait on God you are in expectation that He will bring the promise to pass. When you choose to wait on God and choose to place your hope in God’s Way of doing things, you’re choosing to rely upon Him completely. Wait on God. Lean on God. His timing is perfect. His Will is perfect. Choose to place your hope in Him and He will renew your strength.
The Hebrew word for ‘Strength’ is ‘koach’ (H3581) which means: “Power, might and ability”. As you wait on God, He will increase your ability, capacity, capability and character. Wait on God and let Him strengthen every area of your life. Waiting produces patience. Waiting on God is not a form of laziness — it’s a sign of a surrendered heart. There is strength in submission. There is healing in surrendering. Surrender your heart over to Him. Let God strengthen the character of your heart the right way — His Way. Let God strengthen your talent, skills, gifts and abilities. Surrender to Him.
Waiting on God is not a form of laziness — it’s a sign of a surrendered heart.
Let God sharpen you in His season. Let God lead your business, finances, career, and ministry. Let God lead your ability to guide your home. Generations depend upon your ability to surrender. God wants you to wait on Him. Choose to wait on God and He will renew your strength. As you wait on God He will refresh you in every area of your life. Choose to trust and wait on Him.
When you surrender your will over to God, He will give you new vision and fresh hope. Choose to elevate your way of thinking by “mounting up” on His Word. Seek Him daily. Seek Him frequently. For God has promotion in His hands. Favor is under His Authority. Enlargement is in His Hands. Choose to mount up on every Promise of God. When you choose to mount up on His Word, you are choosing to place your trust in His ability to carry you and to undergird you in every season. When you choose to rise above life’s problems and choose to trust God’s Word, God will give you the capacity to soar above life’s problems and spread your wings beyond your circumstances. Don’t magnify the problem — choose to exalt God.
Think about it, an eagle has the ability to fly higher than most birds, its wingspan is wider than many of its counterparts. The eagle has the ability to fly long distances. An eagle has the ability to see farther than most of its peers because of its elevation. You were equipped to fly higher. You were built to fly longer distances. You are gifted by God to mount up above life’s problems and soar above the turbulence of life. Don’t let the circumstances of life rock you off course. God has given you talents, abilities and gifts that need to be cultivated, sharpened, developed and matured developed by Him. Trust God at every level. Trust God in every season. The more you exalt Him in your life, the more your perspective changes. God wants to shift your perspective.
Deuteronomy 8:18 states, “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” As you’re rising, choose to remember God and place Him at the forefront of your mind, thoughts and actions. It is God who gives you the power, access, authority, ability, strength and stamina to succeed. Your success is in Him. As God elevates you, remember it is He who gives you the power and the platform to succeed.
Choose to wait on Him. He’s preparing you. He’s preparing the platform to receive you. He’s preparing the stage. He’s preparing the table. He’s preparing the promise. Have patience. Trust God. The promise is coming. Don’t faint. You were built for this.
Today’s Prayer: Father God, I don’t want to rush the process you guide me through. I trust you that this wait is an opportunity in disguise. Please help me learn everything you have for me here so I use this wait time to its fullest and best. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Today’s Action: What is your earliest or most significant waiting experience? How did this or another waiting experience shape your feelings and thoughts about waiting?
Ask yourself, “How can I best position myself during this period of waiting to align my gifts and abilities to accomplish God’s purpose in my life?” Ask God’s Holy Spirit to reveal to you what God is asking you to do during this time of waiting.