Those That Wait Upon The Lord

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord , the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  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.

Isaiah 40:28-31

The Lord tells us in Galatians 6:9 to "be not weary." Yet the Lord also knows that our flesh grows weary and we are apt to quit doing His will. How can God command something that our flesh is incapable of? Does He want to drive us into the ground like a prisoner at a Siberian labor camp. Of course we know this is not within God's character. He does not grow weary like we do. He is the "Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, that fainteth not, neither is weary!" Oh how we must be reminded of this each day! Without this reminder we will either live at ease, never laboring in prayer, never seeking and doing God's will, never doing good to all men especially to those who are of the household of faith; or we will labor until we are ragged and quit with bitter and untrue thoughts about God. 

No person is limitless in strength and power. Young people at their peak will faint and get frustrated and utterly fall. This fall is brought on by pride, thinking that there is a capability of doing the work of God because of youth, strength, intelligence, or training. God's work cannot be done without God.

Wonderfully He giveth more strength! I think all of God's children have come to the end of our rope trying to please our Father in doing His will. I am glad He does not leave us to pick ourselves up and continue wearily lest we be whipped. Rather He says come to Me who never loses His power. He says, "wait upon me and I will renew your strength." This time though it will not be the limited strength of our flesh but the limitless strength of God.

It is important to remember that our waiting is not once for a lifetime of strength. We wait everyday for strength for today. This morning, wait on the Lord to give you His strength. You will be able to do all He would have you to do today. Wait I say on the Lord! 

Wood River Baptist