Isaiah 40:29–31 (NKJV)
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 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.
There are days that test my strength, my character, my steadfastness, my belief to the core. To see a brother hurting, a sister in need, it just absolutely crushes me. It is so reassuring when we come across Scripture like this. I am weak, I am faint and weary, I have fallen. But I choose to wait on the Lord and that is the difference between victory and defeat. Because of the Lord, we are promised so much more than our earthly circumstances.
Where Does Our Strength Come From?
Philippians 4:13 tells us that our strength comes from the Lord. But how? We are told here that strength comes from those who wait on the Lord. This is not the idea that we should be sitting around passively as we literally wait for the Lord’s return. Instead, this is the idea that we are to be constantly seeking Him. We should be praying continually, seeking His wisdom. We should be studying His Word for clarity. Everything we do should be done with Him at the center. When we seek Him, He will provide the strength we need to make it through our trials and tribulation.
What Is The Reward For Waiting?
We shall be given wings like eagles. These wings allow us to soar above all of the various circumstances we face each and every day. We are given the strength to run and not grow weary. The idea here is that we have the ability to finish our race strong. We shall walk and not faint. We are given the wisdom to avoid falling to various temptations.
This life can send us tumbling sometimes. We face trials every single day. It is so important to understand where your strength comes from and seek Him wholeheartedly. Our Lord promises us that we will face trials because the world hated Him, but He also promises that He has overcome the world. We have that same hope through our amazing Savior.
John 16:33 (NKJV)
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”