Saturday, August 1, 2015

Isaiah 40:31 -- On Waiting and Soaring

"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 40:31

We were talking about waiting upon the Lord, and how waiting for him is a good thing, and this scripture made me think of that, because it talks about even more benefits of waiting on the Lord. :)  A few verses before this it reminds us that God never gets tired, and his understanding is perfect.  I think that is basically reminding us that God has this.  He gets it, and he has a plan.  We don't always get it, and to us we feel like the world is spinning out of control, or things are falling apart, or something went wrong.  And it makes sense for us to feel that.  We're scared.  We can't see what happens next, and we don't have control over it, and that is scary.  But the cool thing is that God *always* ... always, always... has a plan.  And things never spin out of control for him.  Everything will work out like it should, and the happy ending (happy eternity) WILL come, if we wait upon the Lord to make it happen.  If we trust him, we don't have to be scared.  If we have faith in him, we can find ways to make a difference, to be part of his plan, and to make things better.  If we're impatient and we try to control things, we'll be anxious and scared all the time.  But if we wait, and we put God first, then all those things that we can't control will fall into place, in God's plan.
Today, let's trust God.  He will help us not be paralyzed by our fear and our lack of understanding.  Let's talk things out with him, and tell him what's up and what we're worried about.  If we have faith in him, we will be renewed, and energized, and maybe even get to fly.  Probably that part is symbolic, but hey... you never know. :)  As we trust God, our spirits will soar.

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