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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Waiting and Hoping

“. . . but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not

grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

Do we like to wait? I speak for myself here, I had to LEARN to wait. As children we had to wait for our birthdays and summer vacation and Christmas. When we were sick, we had to wait for the medicine to work.

As adults we had to learn to be patient with our families, especially our small children. We had to wait for the snow to melt and then the rains to stop so the good weather could come.

In our Christian lives we have to wait for the Holy Spirit to enter our lives before we can know that we are to do something for God’s Kingdom. Sometimes we get tired and discouraged. But, God knows that about us. We can wait for these answers in hope, knowing that God will do what is best for His children.

I love this passage in Isaiah. It tells me all those who hope in God, through the Holy Spirit, will be refreshed. We will receive strength to accomplish those tasks that are ahead of us. When we rely on Him, we will do what we have to do exceptionally well. And we will not wear ourselves out. But first, we have to walk alongside the Lord.

I have found this is a lesson we learn as we mature in the Spirit. Once we learn it, I feel we realize how precious God is.


  1. Hi Cecelia,
    That is one of my favorite scriptures, too. Think it would be a good day for me to meditate on it. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite verses. As we wait and hope in the Lord, we draw nearer to Him in meditation and prayer.


  3. Waiting, hoping in the Lord is what I'm settling into now. Not always easy, but so necessary to hear His guidance.


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