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Renew Your Strength

When we do not wait on the Lord, we run ahead of Him and it wears us down because of the energy...

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.

 Isaiah 40:31

 

When we do not wait on the Lord, we run ahead of Him and it wears us down because of the energy required to fulfill His purpose in our lives. There are times when lessons are taught which we never learn because of our pace. Often we move into places and spaces that we were never intended to be, all because we did not wait on the Lord. Consequently, we wind up frustrated, tired and zapped of our strength. 

 

Waiting on the Lord can sometimes feel like inaction, or even regression when it seems that others are passing you by. This is a fallacy since we should never compare ourselves to others, but rather our eyes should be fixed upon the One who holds our future, and our ears should be attentive to His voice. We are likely to suffer from spiritual chronic fatigue unless we learn to wait upon the Lord. When we wait upon Him, He will surely renew our strength according to His word. Anytime that our strength is spent and not renewed we grow weary. Since the effort required to do simple tasks when we are weary increases greatly, there is a tendency to faint or give up.

 

But those who wait upon the Lord shall not faint, because their strength is renewed while they wait. Waiting upon the Lord is like resting in Him while He recharges our batteries. Elite athletes must train, eat well and rest in order to perform at their best. So it is with you and me, we train by walking in the word daily; we do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God; Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;

Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. Psalm 37:7-8. It is the will of God that we avoid those things that cause us harm. Stop comparing yourself to others and learn to be content with what you have been given by the grace of God, whether it be financial, talent or gifts. For we know that godliness with contentment is great gain.

 

Who are you trying to keep pace with? What drives you, purpose or ambition? How long do you think your strength will last? The God who keeps us neither faints nor is weary. That is why He can renew our strength without fail. When we feel lost and tired because things seem to be working against us, that is when we need to wait on the Lord so that He can keep His promise to renew our strength. If we wait, He will surely keep His word — because all the promises of God are yes and amen. 

 

Get ready to mount up with wings as an eagle. If you watch an eagle in flight, it is effortless, yet swift and powerful. An eagle can descend upon its prey at a speed of up to 120 miles per hour with lethal force. When you and I wait upon the Lord our deeds are done in an effortless manner, yet with power and lethal force against the one who seeks to devour us. Get ready to run and not be weary, walk and not faint. If you have been feeling weary and ready to faint, the good news is that you simply need to wait upon the Lord and watch Him renew your strength. Your endurance will last a lifetime, if you run this race with patience; Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2. You can make it, in fact you will excel as your strength is renewed day by day.

 

The Lord is saying that it is time for Him to renew your strength. If you are weary and ready to faint in isolation during this pandemic, the LORD wants to renew your strength. Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage,

And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14

 

Lord we are waiting on You to renew our strength…


Maranatha


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