Monday, March 4, 2019

Psalm 130:5-6a, Isaiah 40:31 NIV 2011

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.

Even though the psalter was a sinner, he knew the Lord would hear his prayer. Psalm 130:1, “Out of the depths I cry to you Lord.” Confident in God’s presence he was able to wait in hopeful expectation. Psalm 119:28, “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” Isaiah’s words of comfort to the Israelites were given to offer them hope. They could trust the Lord with their lives even in the hard times ahead. God would be their strength. Isaiah 40:29, “He gives strength to the weary.” Those who wait and hope in the Lord are strengthened and renewed.

Waiting seems to be the hardest thing for many of us. I remember my mother never told us when something was coming up. My youngest sister would get anxious and the rest of us couldn’t keep track of how many more days until the event. Waiting is a daily occurrence but I’m learning to wait patiently. When a friend is running late, we wait. I’m confident the Lord will consistently show up when I wait. Waiting and hoping when something’s not going well, He strengthens and renews me.

How do you use those times of waiting?

Strengthened and renewed,

S

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