‘Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 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.’
One of the most difficult things to do is to wait in anticipation for something, someone or an event to happen. A woman is pregnant and has to wait for nine long months for the manifestation of the child.
She has no idea the kind of child she will put to birth but she still waits. She doesn’t worry much about gender but rather the state of that child – whether the child will be autistic, have some missing organs or some other form of challenge, the parent wouldn’t know.
But the mother waits patiently for the child knowing that all will be well. After nine months and some hours of labour pains the wait is over and the reward is before her.
There are many reasons why we wait on God. For some it’s when problems are not explainable; for others it’s when the issues are overwhelming or when they can’t make a head way.
But we have confidence in waiting because we know God is working behind the scenes. Whatever He has said He is more than able to do and God is forever in control. Eph 3:20 says it all.
In waiting you have a lot of experiences that will never leave you. You become wiser, you avoid a lot of mistakes, you get closer to God, you grow in faith, you gain a renewed strength and you see the hand of God at work.
Waiting is not equal to laziness. It is rather a product of hard work. You do your bit as you wait and God will honour you. Woodrow T. Wilson said “All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. “
Prayer: Teach us oo Lord to be disciples of patience for to wait is not easy. Grant us grace to wait on you and to trust your word.
Further Reading: Psalm 37:34 , Psalm 27:13-14
By: Rev Nii Laryea Botchway / Candofamily.org
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