Isaiah 40:31 is a well known scripture that speaks of waiting on the Lord and the benefits of waiting on Him and Him alone. This waiting speaks of trusting in and hoping in the Lord…in everything, in every situation and especially in the time of trouble. But our journey in the Lord is a process…the process of renewing our minds. Our walk is one of faith (believing) therefore it begins with our thought life…1 Timothy 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life…
Looking back over our lives we can all see how our plans did not lead to a place of fulfillment, a place of rest, or a place of peace. The scriptures remind us not to lean to our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). It is our humanity that leans toward eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:6) …we devise plans that seem right to us (Proverbs 21:2). Weariness and tiredness can have great profit if we recognize that it is an indicator that we need more of God…that it is He that needs to come. When we wait for His Presence to come we are renewed in strength…strength of mind, emotions and body, and spirit. The wind of His Spirit causes us to soar above our problems giving us a higher perspective.
Our relationship with the Holy Spirit is important in the waiting on God…we cannot do it without His Presence operating in our lives. Waiting on God is not an intellectual process…we can’t talk self into it or discipline self in to it…it is by the leading and the power of His Holy Spirit…not by might but by My Spirit says the Lord (Zechariah 4:6). The battle that wars in our minds is only won by the Presence of the Holy Spirit operating in our lives.
Isaiah 40:31 is a promise to us from the Lord and we know that His promises are true. I pray that in 2015 we will spend more time waiting on His Presence… looking to Him in everything as we walk through this life. I love the gentleness of God’s Holy Spirit…He is always present with us and just waiting for us to acknowledge Him…waiting to be our Helper, Comforter, Wisdom, Understanding, Truth…He is our Confidante. It is the Holy Spirit Who lead us by the still waters and causes us to rest in green pastures (Psalms 23).
John 14:18 - I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
Psalms 27:14 - Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Psalms 37: 7 - Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.