But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength.
It was lovely having a church full of people on Sunday evening again for our Service (social distancing of course) but it feels different not being able to sing in Church. But with every negative there is always a positive. I sat and watched Matthew play his electric guitar along to the songs and was so proud of the wonderful gift he has been blessed with, in fact I was quite envious of his talents. We listened to a beautiful new song called ‘We Wait’ and it just reminded me of these words from Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength. The Word of God is filled with commands, exhortations and personal declarations to “wait.” The word “wait” means to look for someone or something with an underlying sense of expectation or anticipation. Therefore, there must be a strong trust factor when we are enduring a beautifully designed waiting period that is for our benefit. This requires us to intimately know our LORD. God who is infinitely wise, has a purpose for allowing His children to wait in the midst of extreme circumstances. Most of the time we do not understand why He makes us wait, but it befits us to know that He always knows what is best for us. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He will strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!”. We must, zealously wait for the LORD to act on our behalf. He will come through. Our ability to be at peace while waiting on the LORD depends on us knowing assuredly that He will hold us up while we are waiting. Hold on, help is on the way.
Rev Mark Spiers
Rev Mark Spiers