Isaiah 40:31 “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.”
We don’t always wait patiently while we wait, which is a common part of our Christian walk of faith. Though I am still learning, put my name at the top of that list. We don’t know the outcome, so waiting is usually difficult. We also don’t know when the solution will appear – our timing is rarely God’s timing.
However, the knowledge that God already has the solution transforms our waiting into trust. Therefore, faith gives us new patience and because our spiritual journey will involve a lot of waiting, we will need a lot of strength.
Every action we take is based on faith. As faith gives us the ability to trust and wait, it also strengthens our faith so that we can wait on Him for the outcomes. Many times, those outcomes take a very long time to manifest, yet the process still demands faith every day.
Our journey is more about how we face the unknown than it is about the outcome. Will we persevere if we become dejected? Will we put our faith in Him to restore our strength and carry us from our despair to a new place of calm and hope? According to my experience, when I cry out to God in a disheartened state, He is consistently faithful to help me recover, allowing me to once again rest in the knowledge that He is in charge.
Faith is a journey of waiting.
Faith is not an intellectual journey.
Faith is not a knowing journey.
Faith is knowing Him.
Not knowing what the future holds,
But knowing the One who holds the future,
Knowing God is God and we are not,
Knowing He is Sovereign.
We will be able to wait if we choose to trust. Our faith will deepen as a result of this decision, which will also help us continue, develop, and learn. Bravely waiting on the Lord brings about a deeper faith.