Isaiah 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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.
One of the things that David mentions in the Psalms is the value of waiting upon God. Three times in Psalm 25 he declares that he was waiting on God (verses 3,5,21). In Psalm 27:14 David writes, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
Oh precious church family, may we heed these inspired words of David this morning! If we do not set apart the time to get alone with The Lord and wait upon Him, it is just a matter of time before we fall apart. Waiting upon God is where we get the strength that we need to handle the responsibilities and pressure of living in our modern age. Again, David wrote in Psalm 59:9, “Because of His strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense.” Waiting on God increases our strength.
Read those passages above from the prophet Isaiah again, beloved. Read them slowly. Do you believe this promise of God? Do you believe that it is for you, as well as anyone? Learn to be still and wait until The Spirit of God breathes strength into your soul. Waiting on God is the very key to intimacy with Him and hearing from Him. How we need to hear from The Lord, don’t we?
How wonderful it is to wait upon God first thing in the morning. In Psalm 130:5,6 another inspired Psalmist wrote, “I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.” How important it is for us to wait upon The Lord obediently. Psalm 37:34: “Wait on the LORD, and keep his way.” Psalm 62:5: “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” Selah.