Isaiah 40:25-31 – Waiting on God!

Isaiah 40:25-31 – Waiting on God!

By Pastor Lawrence Ihekweme

Scripture text: Isaiah 40:25-31.

Pastor Bob started this series on waiting last week, now Isaiah the prophet is trying to bring the people of Israel to understand that God’s willingness to forgive them; we need to understand that this is a depressing period because they just return from exile. Isaiah is proclaiming the mighty power of God through hymns.

In verse 31 the Amplified Bible says, “But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”

To hope in the Lord is to trust Him fully with our lives, it involves looking to Him as our source of help and grace in time of need. Psalm 25:3-5, Psalm 27:14

Those who hope in the Lord are promised:

1. God’s strength to revive them in the midst of trial, weakness and suffering.
2. The ability to rise above their difficulties like an eagle that soars into the sky.
3. The ability to run spiritually without tiring and to walk steadily forward without fainting at God’s delays.

God promises that if his people will PATIENTLY trust Him, He will provide whatever is needed to sustain them constantly. I Peter 1:5

IN TIME OF WAITING!

We learn about the nature of God: Psalm 40:1

We learn about ourselves; it is in the time of waiting that we find our strength and weakness. It’s in this time we learn to be faith instead of complaining.

We learn about each other; this is where the community of believers can help or hinder. (Hebrews 10:24)

We need to be careful to understand people before we open up our issues to them.

Lessons to Learn.

1. When God says wait. Be content in His reason, we are not always told why.
2. When God says wait. Be confident in His timing, the faith life is a long journey.
3. When God says wait. Be confident in His greater grace. He longs to be gracious to you.



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