Waiting upon the Lord - Ps. Radhika Nirala
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 is telling us we often grow weary because we fail to wait on the Lord. When we run around in our own strength and operate by our own insufficient resources we are going to sooner or later run out of steam. In this word God is saying to us that we should believe in His Promises, when we wait we will gain new strength. It is not only talking about our physical strength will get but when wait we will get emotional, moral, and spiritual strength.
When we will wait upon him we will mount up with wings like eagles.” This verse shows us the ability to rise above our problems of our life through one’s heavenly experience of our relationship with the Lord by waiting on Him.
We will run and not get tired.” The connection to running because of the stress involved would look at the strength God gives to handle above all worrying situations that come up in our lives. The tougher the situation, the more we need to draw on the Lord and closely stick to Him.
We will walk and not become weary.” Walking portrays our everyday life with all of its daily and often uninteresting behavior or routines. Even when things aren’t particularly stressful, we still need to wait on the Lord.
As the watchman waits for the sun because he knows it is reliable, so the Psalmist waits for the Lord even more because he knows the Lord is more reliable than the rising of the sun. In other words, waiting is deeply wrapped up with knowing, trusting, and believing in the Lord and in His promises.
We pray to God for our needs or we want to see miracles but sometime we don’t get answer of our prayer and then we try to do what we like and we stop leaning or waiting upon God. It is a main point of our lives whether we are Bible College students or teachers or preacher of the Gospel we should wait upon God, there were certain times when God spoke to me to wait don’t move to your right or left stand where you are standing and He has shown me the correct path and what He wanted me to do. Waiting upon Him means believing and trusting completely in God, what He wants to do through lives, we are waiting patiently for His promises and purposes to be fulfilled. Waiting is the process of becoming what God wants us to be. When we wait upon him we can start our assigned task which has been given by God to us with confident.
In our day today lives we all of us wait for something, a farmer wait for his crops; we wait in Bank, Post office and in many other areas of our lives every day. But in a time which we are living no one likes to wait, we all of us want our works to be done fast, our ticket to be conform on time and our flight to come on time. It is not enjoyable time but it is a time of difficulties, time of grumbling and we lose our patient. God is good all the time and His love endures forever. He is faithful towards his people and He has the best for his children.God works on a very different timetable. In his mind, nothing is wrong with waiting.
In fact, waiting can actually be a positive good that he often uses to make us more like his children.God Works While We Wait. We have to wait for that which God has promised us. Many times we just miss the blessing or answer because we are not patience.God always has good reasons for making us wait. Waiting is a part of life and one of God’s tools for developing His children. The Bible is full of stories of people having to wait on God, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, David, Daniel, Jesus, Paul and countless others-had to wait for many years for God’s promises. Everything that happened in the meantime was used to prepare them, silently as well as externally. Then, when they reached their promise, they were blessed beyond measure. Even the early Church waited for the Holy Spirit in the Jerusalem, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and proclaimed God’s words powerfully among the people who crucified Jesus. Dear students when you want to do something for God you need to wait for God’s time.Waiting on God and moving when He tells you is a sign of obedience. Sometimes we move our lives in our own way, we stop waiting upon him, we need to wait for His providence and strength because He is the God who knows about us better than anyone else and even he knows what is best for us.
Scriptures gives us many examples of his people who were got weary and tired of waiting for God, and even we except help from our own abilities but the word wait for his people is a command. When we really understand this command we will go near to Him and we will be attentive that what God wants from us and we trust in the Power of the Holy Spirit, instead of our own knowledge and abilities.
Waiting on the Lord renews our strength (Isaiah 40:31). Prayer and Bible study and meditating upon God’s Word are very very important. To wait on the Lord we need a heart responsive to the Word of God, a focus on the things of heaven, and patience rooted in faith. It means knowing and trusting in God’s principles, promises, purposes, and power.God invites us to trust in his goodness today and his faithfulness tomorrow, good things come to those who wait. There is a danger in not waiting on God. We lose the blessing which God has for us. So as children of God let us wait upon Him and trust in Him and he will bless us.