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 difficult. In today's society, we wait seemingly for everything. We get caught in traffic jams on a daily basis, and we wait. We go to a fast-food entity to save time, but we have to wait in line. We go to the doctor or hospital ER, and we wait.
I admit I am not the most patient person in the world. Waiting is hard for me, but I am learning to relax. Some things simply don't matter as much as we think they do.
This verse tells us there are uncountable blessings in waiting. We gain strength. We gain renewed vigor. Our motivation is re-energized.
So, wait, my friend, on the Lord.
Prayer: "Dear Father, forgive us for our impatience and help us to grow in the grace of waiting. When we wait on You, we reap many benefits. Remind us of these things this day, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."
Song: Donnie McClurkin sings 'Wait on the Lord.'