Mar 25, 2013
I did — this last Sunday morning.
Over the past couple days some unexpected trials hit, and I was feeling shaky, fearful, and nervous.
I was not sure God loved me. I was not sure He was rejoicing to do me good. I was not sure He was going to give me everything I needed.
Every Christian will have times like this.
So What Can We Do?
Here’s what Isaiah tells us —
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. (Isa 40:31)
Here God promises that if we will wait for the Lord, He will renew our strength.
That means He will change our hearts so we see His control over everything, feel His love for us, and know He will give us everything we need in Christ.
When that happens we will be like an eagle who catches an updraft and soars high into the skies.
And God will do that — if we will wait for the Lord.
What Does That Mean?
What is waiting for the Lord?
It’s not like waiting for a taxi — tapping our foot — wondering when God is going to come.
No, waiting for the Lord means setting our hearts on God as He is revealed in His Word. It means expectantly looking to His promises. It means praying over His promises until we feel the Holy Spirit changing our hearts — and we see and feel who God is.
When that happens, we will be strengthened — freed from fear, filled with peace, and assured of God’s love.
So try that now with this 4-minute worship song —
The Everlasting God
This song helps us wait upon the Lord by giving us powerful descriptions of who God is.
So set some time aside to pray. Ask God to strengthen you. And listen to this song, paying special attention to what it says about God.
Watch how God fulfills His promises and strengthens you as you wait upon Him.
Then in the comments section below let me know what God does in your heart.
How Did God Strengthen You?
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