Isaiah 40:31 “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.”
Waiting is one of the most challenging assignments, and patience is the hardest when we need it the most, but both, are key to achieving our God-given purpose!
“Patience is a virtue.” We’re all familiar with that cliché, and patience is talked about throughout the Bible in the Old and New Testaments. Many of us know that patience is listed by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 as among the fruit of the Spirit. So there’s no disputing that as believers, we ought to be patient, because waiting on the Lord and being of good courage takes patience.
When we wait patiently and trust in God, we exchange our weakness, for His strength. We exchange our inability for His ability. We exchange our shortcomings for His completeness.
As Dr. Warren W. Weirsbe said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. The greatest heroes of faith are not always those who seem to be soaring; often it is they who are patiently plodding. As we wait on the Lord, He enables us not only to fly higher and run faster, but also to walk longer. Blessed are the plodders, for they eventually arrive at their destination!”