“But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.” Isaiah 40: 30-31
Waiting is part of life. We put food in the microwave and wait. As if it was taking forever, we watch as the minutes turn into seconds, and our food is finally done. Our stomachs are growling and we want the microwave to work just a little faster. We usually don’t take time to consider that we can put food in a metal box and it comes out cooked; nonetheless, in under three minutes. It’s a microwave, but we wish it would work faster. We wait in line at the grocery store; we wait for the barista to make our latte; we wait for our pictures to be printed. We are used to waiting, a whole five minutes.
When it comes to God, we wait like we wait on a microwave. After our three minutes of morning prayer, we are off to discover our answered prayers. When it doesn’t happen in the first few minutes after we pray, we become confused. We prayed; we waited, and then we wonder, “Where is God?” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, waiting it defined as ” to remain stationary in readiness and expectation.” Maybe we need to redefine waiting in our speed-infused culture. To remain stationary is to be unmoved. To wait on God, we must have a resolve to be remain stationary until we meet with Him. We must wait on God to get strength, not just an answer. Next time you use a microwave, let it be a simple reminder. When you wait on God, He will bring new strength to your life.
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