Waiting: What it will take to make it through.

Those who trust in the Lord wil renew their strength

As you get up and get going today, what are you finding before you? Waiting for something? Waiting on something? Do you realize it matters? Where are you putting your focus matters? Do you realize that waiting is what it will take to make it through? Not just procrastinating or wasting time, but rather waiting on God!

Do you realize how much waiting appears in the bible?

Scripture has a lot to say about waiting. The word “wait” appears 139 times throughout the books of the Bible. Here are some of the most encouraging Bible scriptures on waiting:

  • Lamentations 3:25: “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”
  • Psalm 27:14: “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
  • Habakkuk 2:3: “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”
  • Isaiah 40:31: “But they who wait for 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.”
  • Psalm 37:7: “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!”

These verses remind us that waiting is an essential part of our spiritual journey. It is an opportunity to grow in faith, hope, and patience. Waiting can be challenging, but it can also be a time of great blessing. As we wait on the Lord, we can trust that He is working all things together for our good.

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Waiting on and for God:

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. 

The will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Psalms 40:31

Today’s Verse of the Day:

But those who wait for the LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.

Isaiah 40:31 AMP

Therefore, let’s be the dads who wait for the Lord expectantly, looking for and hoping in Him. Additionally, let’s be the dads who by waiting on the Lord gain strength to press in and press on through His renewing of our strength and power. Moreover, let’s be the dads who realize the fullness of waiting on God and lift up our wings and rise up close to God like eagles rising toward the sun, running and not becoming weary, walking and not growing tired.

How can we put today’s verse of the day into practice and be the dads our wives and kids need us to be? What can we learn from it to help us answer God’s calling on our lives to be the dads that will accomplish His will and produce praise, honor, and glory for Him in Jesus’ name?

Applications of Isaiah 40:31 that can help us to be the dads our wives and kids need us to be through the process of waiting on God for Him to receive the praise, honor, and glory:

  • Expectancy in God’s Timing:
    • Application: Trust in God’s appointed time for various aspects of your life, including your role as a father. Be patient, knowing that God’s timing is perfect.
  • Seek God Daily:
    • Application: Cultivate a habit of seeking God daily through prayer, meditation, and studying His Word. This will renew your spiritual strength and provide guidance in your fatherhood journey.
  • Model Courage and Strength:
    • Application: Demonstrate courage and strength in the face of challenges. Your children will learn resilience by observing how you handle difficulties with faith and trust in God.
  • Teach the Importance of Waiting:
    • Application: Share with your children the biblical perspective on waiting. Help them understand that waiting on God is not passive but an active trust in His plan.
  • Encourage Stillness and Patience:
    • Application: Embrace moments of stillness and patience in your daily life. Teach your children the value of waiting patiently for God’s guidance rather than rushing into decisions.
  • Soar on Wings of Faith:
    • Application: Encourage a faith-filled approach to life. Like eagles soaring on wings, inspire your family to rise above challenges with faith, knowing that God provides strength.
  • Model Perseverance:
    • Application: Exhibit perseverance in your commitments, relationships, and responsibilities. By doing so, you teach your children the importance of pressing on even when faced with challenges.
  • Prevent Weariness Through Spiritual Discipline:
    • Application: Foster spiritual disciplines such as prayer, worship, and fellowship to prevent weariness. A strong spiritual foundation will sustain you through the trials of fatherhood.
  • Prioritize Family Time:
    • Application: Allocate quality time for your family. By doing so, you strengthen family bonds and create a supportive environment where everyone can grow in faith together.
  • Give God the Glory:
    • Application: In all your successes and achievements as a father, give God the glory. Acknowledge His role in your life and express gratitude for His guidance in fulfilling your responsibilities.

Wait and Lead:

By applying these principles from Isaiah 40:31, you can be a father who not only waits on the Lord but also leads and guides your family in a way that brings honor and glory to Him.

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