Waiting on God “Charges Us Up”

April 18, 2016 | Tags:

wings like eagles

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 NKJV

I get up at an early hour every day to spend time with the Lord. I have been doing it for several years now. It has become a good habit in my life. There is nothing like the quiet of the early morning, the Word of God, and a hot cup of coffee. It is my favorite part of the day.

Even though I’ve  been getting up like this for a while doesn’t mean it’s easy. Every morning, I struggle to get out of bed. Every morning I have to pray, “Lord, please help me get up. I cannot get out of bed without you lifting me up and carrying me downstairs.” And I wait for Him. Sometimes, He gets me up right after I pray. Other times, He strengthens me for several minutes before He gets me out of bed.

I have probably read this verse in Isaiah fifty times. But this morning, it meant something new to me. As I waited for God to get me out of bed, He reminded me that He was renewing my strength while I waited. He was “charging me up,” like we’d plug in and charge a battery.

When we wait upon God for something, He is renewing our strength. He is “charging us up” for the tasks which lie ahead. He is giving us wings to fly like eagles, power to run with endurance, and help to walk without becoming tired. If we bolt ahead without allowing that time of charging to occur, we will “lose power” quickly. We won’t have the endurance to complete the task He’s calling us to do. Plus, the timing of all the events surrounding our circumstance will be off.

I know most of us view waiting as a painful task. We do not like to wait for anything. But what if we viewed it differently? What if we viewed it as a time of charging, a time of storing up strength to face which lies ahead?

Are you waiting on God for something today? A job change, a family member to come around on something, financial help, or news from a doctor? Keep trusting God. Place your hope in Him. He will not only give you the strength to wait, but the endurance you need once it’s time to move forward with Him.

By Courtney Silberman

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