27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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 40:27-31
There are times in our walk with God when it may feel that the Lord has forgotten us or that He doesn’t see the trial or challenge we are currently facing. But God has designed our lives and it is not by accident that we are following Christ. He has so designed our lives to cause us to continue to grow in maturity and intimacy with Him.
The Lord has not forgotten us. His strength and His understanding has no end. As we wait upon the Lord it is the Lord who strengthens us and enables us to overcome. Even the young at some point grow tired and weary, but those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.
One of the most difficult thing to do is to wait upon the Lord. We can’t see beyond today and all we have is God’s word and His promises for us. He has given us His word and in His word we have example of time and time again of God being faithful in the lives of those who follow after Him and serve them.
There is a very deep work that takes place in our hearts as we wait upon the Lord. The Lord is continually stretching and growing our faith. He is teaching us to walk according to His word and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Throughout the history of God’s people God has brought His servants through seasons of waiting and it is in those seasons that God has done His greatest work.
We live in a microwave culture in which we want everything and we want it right now. But it doesn’t work the same with the Lord and His kingdom. When He calls someone He takes His time shaping and molding their life like a piece of clay. Often when we are waiting on the Lord it is like a bottle in a wine cellar that ages over time and becomes better with time. Waiting is not easy. But waiting is essential for us experiencing and walking in every promise and plan God has for us.