Expressions of faith
Waiting on God
Isaiah 40:28-31

Bishop Monterey D. Lee, Sr

Isaiah gives Israel the words to usher his people into God’s presence. God is aware of your needs and He is able and available to come through on your behalf. The only place you can find what you need is in God. As you wait, don’t be weary. Waiting is a sign of patience. Worrying is a sign of being impatient.

Israel, in their foolishness and unbelief, continually sinned and rebelled against their covenant-keeping God. So Isaiah wrote almost 40 chapters of reproof to rebuke them for their unbelief and to ask them an everlasting question: Do you not know, have you not heard, that the everlasting God (Yahweh), the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not and is not weary?

There is no searching for His understanding. He gives power to the faint. To them that have no might, he increases strength.

Israel, you cannot trust your own sufficiency or strength. God is not looking at your quality or state of being physically strong. He is looking for how spiritually strong you are. God looks at how strong you are on the inside. When you build spiritual strength, it activates your spirit and connects you to the divine power and presence of God from within. It gives you the power you need to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. This is why you must have values, beliefs and purpose in your life. That demonstrates (explains) who God is in your life.

Who is God in your life? What is being conveyed by you for the world to see? What has God promised you that you’re waiting to see come to pass?

What are you still waiting for in your life that has the full manifestation of God’s will? What is it you need God to do in your life? You know the promises He has made you.

Do you not know, have you not heard, what your God can do if only you come back, wait, and stop being in such a hurry for Him to move.

You know you have to wait on God to do it. You cannot be impulsive or anxious. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,” Philippians 4:6.

You may ask yourself, ‘when will God reveal His will to me?’ I know that the releasing of God’s will is His power. When will God reveal His power to me? I’m not going to stop worshiping Him or living for Him. I just need to know ‘when.’

God is looking for you to wait, believe and trust Him, because He is the only one who knows the right time to reveal and release His plans for you.

God knows what He wants for us to do. He has the blueprint for our lives all drawn up. Like a gardener, He is putting seeds in our hearts. He waters the seeds, so we can grow and be able to carry out His will.

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