“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, faint not, neither is weary? There is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases 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 40:28-31
"Wait upon the Lord!..," that's what all the preachers say.
Many years ago I read, Book of Angels, by Sophie Burnham. It was in reference to the angels mentioned in the Torah, the Bible, and other religious writings. One angel in particular is an angel whose entire body and wingspan is covered in eyes; and every time an eye blinks, it records the passing of a human being. As you can imagine, thousands of eyes continuously blink per millisecond, going off like tiny little flashes of twinkling lights. And still the preachers say, "Wait upon the Lord." We look at the children who were born just the other day, and think to ourselves, "Could they really be thirteen now?" And still we hear, "Wait!" Then one day it hits us! Our own personal revelation after tons of trials, errors, false starts, and bad finishes. The reason we wait upon the Lord is, it actually saves us time! I know, you're saying, "UH?" Well, think of it this way.
Imagine you are in a car traveling miles, and you just passed the last opportunity to exit. After 30 miles you realize you are going in the wrong direction. You now have to travel even farther to gain access to the next exit which will allow you to get back to the road you were actually supposed to be on in the first place. So, let's do the math; 30 miles in the wrong direction, 30 miles to go back to the starting point, and 30 miles to get where you were actually going in the first place. Hmmm.., 90 miles for a 30-mile trip.
I know what you are thinking; we need a GPS! Yes, that was the point! We need God's Positioning System to get it right the first time. So as the preachers like to say, “Wait upon the Lord;” it will save you time in the long run! L.
Study Reference: Isaiah 40:28-31
From:"Wait!" In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
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