Waiting is one of the most difficult terminologies for the human race who prefer the immediate and the sudden. Much of the troubles and challenges we face every day have to do with our inability to wait. Waiting becomes all the more difficult when you have to wait in the face of danger, trouble or suffering. We employ a thousand means to escape or help ourselves out. This is largely because such waiting demands faith. Faith is not our primary language and it’s always a struggle learning that without faith we cannot please God. Picture ELijah sitting by a small drying stream watching what had been his supply dwindle. He was not in panic and he knew the stream was not his supply! The stream was just a gift and after it dries, the gift giver will step in. If Elijah was you or me, we would have been busy running up and down looking for a plan B trying to help ourselves. The scriptures say it is those that wait upon the Lord who will renew their strength. I can’t imagine how many blessings we miss out on when we grow impatient and develop our own survival plans, instead of waiting on God who is always waiting beyond the drying stream, and who rarely speaks before the brook dries. God is always giving instructions beyond the realms of our hopes which we rarely get to hear because we are busy developing survival tactics before the brook dries. We always seem to forget we weren’t responsible for the brook in the first place. Is your brook about to dry? Hold on to God! He has the next instructions for you if only you don’t give up the waiting!
“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
Last modified: October 21, 2020