Waiting on the Lord through the Trials


I am writing this post more for myself than anyone else.
But maybe- God in His infinite wisdom- can use it in the lives of others that are struggling.

Others that are tired. Weary.

For we are in the season of waiting.

I have been in this season for quite some time.
Waiting for the next treatment to work.
Waiting for the next test results.
Waiting for answers.

My focus shifts to the things of this life.
If only I felt better.
If only I had answers.
If only...

But there is always something to wait for.
So maybe my problem isn't the waiting, but the focus.

The Scriptures have a lot to say about waiting. 
Isaiah 40:31 is one of the most well known.

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.

This verse reminds me of a beautiful thing. I do not have to run on my own strength. There is only one thing I must do.

Wait on the Lord.

Wait on Him. HE will renew my strength. HE will keep me from fainting.

John Piper shares:

"Waiting for the Lᴏʀᴅ means he will give you strength. One of the most amazing truths that I ever discovered — and I was about 22 years old when I discovered it — was that God’s greatness is displayed not in his gathering slaves around him to work for him, to show that he has enough authority to get workers, but rather his greatness is shown in making him — himself — available to work for others."

In Psalm 27:14, David ends this Psalm by saying, 

Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!


In Lamentations 3, right after we are told that the Lord's mercies never come to an end, verse 25 states:

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.

This is how His word changes me. Day by day.

I read His word and see that my problem is not the waiting. 
Waiting is a normal part of human life.

I am to wait on HIM.

The Lord who controls the universe will fight for me.
I only need to be still. (Exodus 14:14)

And He will keep me in perfect peace. (Isa 26:3)

Amen.

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