“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

They That Wait Upon the Lord

March 12

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, NKJ).

What does it mean to wait on the Lord? How do we know if we are waiting on the Lord? These are good questions to ask ourselves. The verse that we are familiar with says, “Those that wait upon the Lord will mount up like eagles.” This might mean that if we learn to slow down our natural human reactions and emotions and let God’s spirit work in us we will have the assurance that we’ve reacted as God wants us to, not as we tend to do. We often say angry or critical or self-serving things when our communications break down. If we follow Jesus’ examples of communications we will be reacting in a more godly way; then we will have nothing to feel guilty, angry, rejected, or sad about and our spirits really will be buoyant and we will spiritually soar.

Waiting on the Lord could also mean that if you are spiritually prepared and keep doing what you are supposed to do, you will be ready to serve and ready to recognize and receive the rewards from the Master when they come your way. For example, when you commit to going to a weekly Bible study and continue to go even when it is difficult or inconvenient, you will be blessed by witnessing love and spiritual growth in yourself and others.

We know we are waiting on the Lord when we trust that God will sustain us in whatever situation we find ourselves in. We can renew our spirits each day because we have hope everyday in the Lord.

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