Waiting on God the right way
October 1, 2009
But they who wait for 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.
As Christ-followers, you and I have many opportunities to wait on the Lord. You may be waiting on him right now to intervene in any number of situations.
So let me ask you a question. How are you waiting? What is your attitude regarding waiting on the Lord?
You see, when we wait on the Lord, you and I need to be actively waiting. Now that may sound like an oxymoron. But we have to guard against being apathetic as we wait.
As you wait, actively trust him… hope in him… and long for him. And as you do this, he is working within you to exchange your weakness for his strength.
But there's something else. When he gives you his strength, he's not just refreshing you and giving you endurance. When he renews your strength, he gives you a new set of spiritual clothes. He takes your old clothes that carried the stench of despair and defeat, and gives you a new set of garments of praise, hope, and victory!
Wait on the Lord with trust and anticipation. The everlasting God gives you his strength and garments of hope and victory for every need in your life!
WAIT ON THE LORD WITH TRUST AND ANTICIPATION.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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