“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” (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV).


Do you feel weak and worn out? The Lord gave an answer through the prophet Isaiah saying, “Wait on the Lord.” There is a fatigue that afflicts both young and old. Days off and vacations seem to have no effect on this deep fatigue. Recreation and entertainment work for the moment, but when the distraction ends, the weariness returns. This is a spiritual problem and only spiritual help will do.
So how do we “wait on the Lord?” Waiting is something that most of us hate. If we have to do it, we try to fill the time looking at some app on our smart phones. We don’t know how to wait quietly without activity or distraction. Yet those who have learned to wait on the Lord have also learned to watch for His activity. For watching and waiting are spiritual disciplines that go together. So waiting on the Lord is not a passive, but an active thing. Those who have learned the discipline of waiting on the Lord will be strengthened.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we wait on You to give us strength. For there is a fatigue that sleep can’t repair. Lift us up today. Give strength to our minds and bodies. Energize us by Your Spirit, so that we may join You in Your work, exercising the strength You have given us. In Jesus’ name, amen.