Waiting and Trusting

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

God has a purpose and plan for your life, and His timing is perfect. Sometimes He answers our prayers with “yes” or “no.” But at other times, He says, “Not now.” When this is the case, we can avail ourselves of the rich rewards that come while we wait.

One very practical blessing is that God strengthens us as we lean on Him during delays. Isaiah 40:31 describes an eagle soaring—an apt metaphor for how the believer who abides in the Lord will be lifted and sustained by His Spirit.

When we are facing a difficult decision, the real key is learning to wait. There is no verse of Scripture that tells us to take control and fight our own battles. God is the one who fights them on our behalf (2 Chronicles 20:15). We are to be patient and trust in Him.

When David faced his greatest battles, he waited upon the Lord. God delivered him from destruction and set his feet on solid ground (Psalms 40:1-3). He will do the same for you. When you abide in Him, He gives supernatural energy to accomplish the things He requires of you—His Spirit does for you what you cannot do for yourself.

In reading through the Scriptures, we see that every time one of God’s saints gains a victory, he or she is waiting and trusting in the Lord. You can likewise experience triumph in your life. When you have the omnipotent Creator of the universe acting on your behalf, you can’t lose.

I felt this devotion was fitting for what many may be going through right now. It’s so easy to allow the enemy to creep in and discourage. Discouragement can become a heavy weight to bare but it’s not meant for us to bare, the enemy would love nothing more than to convince you that you are to fight your own battles but it’s in those moments when he tries to discourage you and overwhelm you with the unknown that you remind him that God is the one who fights the battle on your behalf and you can’t lose. Wait patiently on The Lord and you will experience complete victory. One thing I have found on my journey with God is even when God says no or not now, even if it turns out the complete opposite of what I expected, God’s outcome far surpasses my greatest expectation. Remember, delays are not defeats. Allow the Lord to renew your strength today, run and not be weary, walk and not faint. He is fighting for you, take His hand today and trust Him.

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Isaiah 40:28-31