Text: “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:30-31 NTL)
As long as you are here on earth, you will always go through different seasons and some of these reasons might be favorable and some unfavorable.
Some seasons will make it seem like the whole world is against you. Sometimes you might begin to feel downcast, weary, and even depressed.
Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:12-13TPT,
“I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into His abundance so that I may reach the purpose for which Christ Jesus laid hold of me to make me his own.
I don’t depend on my strength to accomplish this; however, I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead.”
We need to know that our strength and wisdom will not always be sufficient in all situations and might fail us. so we need not depend on our strength or intellectual ability but on God’s.
But the question still is: how do we go through these difficult seasons and come out victorious or fruitful?
All we need to do is to wait on the Lord.
Waiting on the Lord doesn’t just mean not doing anything, it doesn’t mean just sleeping, it doesn’t mean being ignorant of the opportunities around you that will change your present situation.
Rather it is about drawing strength from God, relying on Him to show you the perfect way, trusting in His wisdom and understanding to order your paths and make the right decisions that will enable you to walk even in the most troubling waters and not be overpowered or overwhelmed by it.
There are times in our lives that we need more than we can give. And as believers, we should also know that we have an unlimited source of whatever we might need in Christ to walk through the valley of death and come out unharmed and victorious.
All we need to do is to wait on the Lord and He shall meet us at that very point of our need.