Truth for the Times

Daily Devotions With Calvary Vista Pastors

Isaiah 40:31

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.

How do we receive this strength from the Lord? We receive it as we wait on Him. The idea here is not just passively sitting around until the Lord does something. Waiting on the Lord is to seek after Him through prayer, with hope and expectation. So then, if we are weak, it is because we do not wait on the Lord!

As we currently “stay at home” as ordered by Public Health Officials and the Governor, we find ourselves sort of forced to wait. Wait until the order is lifted. Wait until the president announces, “we have the vaccine!” Wait to see if we still have our jobs and livelihood.

But if our waiting does not include “waiting on the Lord” then we will grow weak and weary. If we become so consumed with worry that we fail to wait on the Lord and pray, we will miss out on the deliverance that God wants to bring.

Martin Luther said, “Pray, and let God worry.” I know that’s easier said than done, but it’s exactly what God calls us to. The Psalmist said it best:

“Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I”
Psalm 61:1-2

The best thing we can do when facing uncertainty is to pray and look to God. The Apostle Paul writes:

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”
Philippians 4:6-7

May the peace of God keep us as we continue to wait on the Lord.