Posted by: judyhitson | April 15, 2019

Rest in the Waiting

Rest in the Waiting
by Brenda D. Flowers

But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
T
hey shall mount up with wings like eagles, . . .
Isaiah 40:31a NKJV

What a beautiful promise we are given from the LORD! If we wait on the LORD, He shall renew our strength; We shall mount up with wings like eagles, . . .

As I meditated on these words, God spoke clearly to me. Rest in the waiting, Brenda.

Have you had times when you cried out to the Lord because of hard circumstances you were facing?

Like me, you may be crying out for God’s help to change the circumstances. Or you may be crying out for His guidance or His answers to difficult life questions.

Sometimes God does not answer right away. He may seem distant. You may start to wonder if He even cares. But, it is during these times of waiting, when God may be speaking even in the silence. He wants us to learn to rest in Him.

In a recent difficult season of waiting, God revealed this truth to me. I found comfort and hope meditating on scripture.

By searching deeper meanings of key words in scripture, we can discover new revelation.

This happened to me when I found out that the original Hebrew word for “wait on” the Lord is a verb meaning to wait for, to look for, to hope for. Its root meaning is like that of twisting or winding a strand of cord or rope.

God wanted me to see that as I was waiting on Him for answers and help, He was right there with me, united with me. God knows my circumstances and my needs, and He knows what is best for me. He is my lifeline, my cord of hope.

We can rest in knowing that God is with us, united with us.

We are not alone as we are waiting. God is preparing us. There is power in this truth and it is in this revelation that we can find rest.

Father, thank you for showing us that you are with us when we are waiting. You give us strength to carry on even in difficult circumstances. You are joined with us and we can trust that You are preparing us. Thank you for being our Lifeline of Hope. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen


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