"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 be faint."
There are four promises given to those who wait upon the Lord: 1. Renewed
strength 2. Mount up with wings like eagles 3. Run and not be weary 4. Walk and not be faint, but what does it mean to wait upon the Lord? To wait (according to the dictionary) basically means to remain in readiness for some purposes. So when we are waiting on the Lord, we are waiting for His direction, His all clear to move ahead with the plan.
It is only when we are seeking God’s direction in our life that we are able to
receive these promises. 1. God renews our strength. Isn’t that just like
Him, strengthening us for the task He gives us to do? 2. Mount up. We
should know a little about eagles to understand this promise. It is during a
storm when eagles mount up, and soar above the storm. Only when they have young do they remain in the nest and cover their young with their wings. So there are times when we rise above the storms so they don’t touch us, but there may also be times when we receive our victory going through the storm, demonstrating God’s protection. 3. To run and not be weary, speaks more of our ministry work, where as 4. Walk and not fait, is of our own personal walk with
Christ. When we are standing on the promises of God, we won’t faint—We
will endure to the end, there is no doubting in this promise. Our steps and walk
is sure. In our ministry, we won’t grow so weary if we have sought God for our
direction, instead of acting on our own because it’s a good thing to do.
Being where God wants you to be is of utmost importance. There will always be
tasks that need to be done that isn’t God’s plan for us, but we should help to
keep things running smoothly in the church—these
being a temporary stop for some, are important just the same.
Father, thank You for the promises that You give to us. Promises that encourage us to grow and become strong in You. Help me to keep my eyes and ears open to Your direction Lord, and always help where help is needed. Thank You. Amen.