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 40:29-31)
Today's Morsel: I asked a prison inmate, "What is the toughest thing that you've had to learn since you've been in prison?" To my surprise, he told me, Patience. He said that he knew that he had time to do, but it was going to take patience on his part to get through the tough times and times of uncertainty that he had before him. There are many people who do not have the patience to wait. Paul said, "But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God" (Romans 8:25-27). Patience is like character, it isn't developed in the heat of battle or a moment of crisis. It grows out of a steady application of moral values and ethical behavior in one's life. Patience grows when we trust in the Lord with all of our heart and lean not unto our own understanding. Patience grows when we allow the Word of God to be our light and our lamp. When we hide the Word in our heart, patience grows. When we are willing to say, not my will Lord, but Thy will be done, patience grows. Develop patience in your life before you need it!
Sing: Learning to lean, I'm learning to lean; I'm learning to lean on Jesus. Finding more power, then I'll every need; I'm learning to lean, on Jesus!