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 40:31).
Today’s Morsel: The word “wait” doesn’t mean to sit back and just do nothing, it means to entangle oneself in the Lord. When we wait on the Lord, we can look at it in two ways. We can see ourselves serving God, as the word “wait” is the root word for waiter and waitress; or we can see it as a pause or delay in action. Even though we may use it in either way, as children of God, we must serve, and through that service we will obtain strength to continue on. We must always be about our Father’s business in prayer, fasting, worshipping, witnessing, studying His word, attending church, and fellowshiping with like believers. To mount up as an eagle means to soar higher than your problems or situations. Eagles have been spotted by airline pilots during storms to be seen over 20,000 feet high in the air (that’s almost 4 miles high). Eagle’s don’t allow the storms of life to deter them, but they use the violent wind from the storm to propel them higher than the storm. So if you feel as though there is a storm brewing in your life, don’t allow it to toss or destroy you, but use it to propel you higher in the Lord. For in the times of trouble He will hide you in His pavilion, in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide you and He shall set you upon a rock and your head shall be lifted up above your enemies round about you. My brothers and sisters, I encourage you as the Apostle Paul encouraged those who were with him on the ship in Acts chapter 27, “Be of good cheer.”
Sing: I want to scale the utmost height and catch a gleam of glory bright; but still I’ll pray till heaven I’ve found, “Lord, lead me on to higher ground.”
Lord, lift me up and let me stand, by faith on heaven’s table land; a higher plane than I have found, Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.