ARE WE WAITING
“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 KJV
Are we waiting for the Lord or are we trying to do things in our own strength? We are instructed in the Bible to “wait upon the LORD”. There are times when we get weary and feel like giving up but Jesus will renew our strength. Jesus knows how it feels to be weary and get discouraged so He understands us.
Pastor John Stallings wrote the beautiful inspiring hymn “Learning to Lean”. Have we learned to lean on Jesus or are we still trying to do things by ourselves? Jesus Himself has imHtold us that without Him we can’t do anything. We need to lean on Jesus and wait for Him.
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). May God help us to wait for Jesus to help us. He will never fail us and He will pick us up and carry us through all the dark valleys in our life.
Heavenly Father, help us to wait and not try and do things in our own strength. Thank You for the many times You have comforted and encouraged me. I love You, Heavenly Father. I love You, Jesus. I love You, Holy Spirit. I pray for everyone who is discouraged. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweFebruary 10, 2017