Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 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.
Today's Morsel: When we are sick and not feeling well, we all want to recover as quickly as possible. It's hard lying there when you know that there are things to be done. It's hard to be patient as we wait for God to come through for us. But even Paul says, "Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow" (Philippians 2:25-27). Isn't it amazing that medical personnel call you a "patient" when you are in the hospital. They put you in a bed and do their best to make you better. Many (most) of us want to hurry and get out of that place the same way they do when we are sick at home. God knows that sometimes we just need some rest and recovery. The Lord tells us to be still and know that He is God. Ouch!! Therefore, we need to learn how to wait on God to come through for us. Isaiah gives us this promise, "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." And Jeremiah, even tells us, "The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD" (Lamentations 3:25-26). So my question to your today is this :How many prophets will it take before we heed God's warning to wait? We must learn to wait on God and not lean unto our own understanding. As we learn to trust and wait upon God, He will give us the strength and endurance to move forward.
Sing: 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, they shall walk and not faint, teach me Lord, teach me Lord, to wait!