Isaiah 40:31 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.
We often ask God to come in our church services or in our lives but how many of us are willing to wait for Him to come? Very often we ask Him to come and then immediately thereafter we proceed to doing business as usual; that is certainly not how it should be. Regardless of how long it takes we must learn to wait until God comes. The length of time that we are willing to wait will depend on how badly we want God to come. The one hundred and twenty (120) who were in the upper room badly wanted the Holy Spirit to come so they waited for 10 days until He came. It was not convenient for them to wait that long, but rather than giving up after three (3) or four (4) days they stayed there until it was the 10th day, which was God’s perfect timing. Jesus had instructed them to tarry in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came and they did just that. The early church did not just ask God to come, they waited for His arrival.
Wait for God to come because when He comes, things will happen. All the miracles that were performed in the early church occurred only because they waited on God to come. Healing, deliverance, and breakthrough are not possible until God comes.
Isaiah 40:31 gives us four (4) things that happen when God comes. Strength and power are received when God comes; the scripture said “they shall renew their strength”.
The second thing that happens when God comes is that we rise above our situations; evidenced by the scripture saying “they shall mount up with wings like an eagle”.
Thirdly, when we wait for God to come, we will do the impossible. The scripture says “they shall run and not be weary”. How is it possible to run and not get tired? It is only possible when we are divinely empowered. Because God’s hand was upon Elijah, he did the impossible in 1 Kings 18:41, outrunning the horse that Ahab rode on, while running for approximately 17 miles from Mount Carmel to Jezreel. It is not humanly possible to run that far at top speed and not get weary; it is the power of God that did it.
The fourth thing that happens when God comes is that we make wise decisions and avoid failure. Hence, the scripture says we shall walk and not faint.
Life Application: Wait on God to come by not moving without His direction or His presence being near.
Prayer: Lord, I wait on you to come knowing that you will renew my strength. Thank you for divine strength. In Jesus’ name, amen.