“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31
In the waiting there is rest. There is the Grace of God which is sufficient in the waiting as His power rests upon us. Looking unto Christ Jesus; He Who Redeemed us who believe, the power of the Holy Spirit rests upon us and we shall run and not be weary…our strength is renewed.
These promises of God are all conditional on our faith being placed in HIS plan and not our own. Too many wrest in the waiting instead of resting. Our flesh quickens us to do something when the only thing we are supposed to do is fight the good fight of faith in the Cross of Christ to supply all that we need according to His riches in Glory. Until we deny ourselves; our abilities, talents, intellect, etc., we are unable to pick up our cross and follow Jesus.
“And He said to them all, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23
Wait upon the Lord today. Rest in His finished work on Calvary’s Cross. Give the Holy Spirit latitude to work in your heart and life by surrendering in all to Jesus’ finished work and not your own. He is able and He is willing to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him. You WILL walk and not faint as His strength is made perfect in your weakness and He is glorified.
Be determined. Look not to the left or to the right. Stand still and see the Salvation of the Lord as HIS power and HIS might move upon the waters to still the raging sea in the storm.
The Cross of Christ Jesus afforded whosoever will believe peace beyond all understanding and joy unspeakable. It IS sufficient. Wait upon the Lord. Rest in the Lord. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren