Wait Upon the Lord

Have you ever been in a situation where the future was unknown? Maybe it was where you were going to college, what degree you were going to get, where you were going to live, when you were going to sell your house, when/if you will have another baby, etc.  These are just a few examples.

In these times, it is easy to become anxious and impatient and rush ahead without waiting upon God.  However, Isaiah the Prophet wrote a long time ago (700 BC): “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).  

Waiting upon on God is not about what is going to happen in the future, it’s about who you become in the process.  A long time ago, the Hebrew people were impatient with God as they traveled a very long distance to get to their Promised Land.  But God was testing them and teaching them “that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3). God will take care of you.  God will provide you with His Word and Truth.  We just need to go to Him and trust Him.

Therefore, we must not become anxious about anything but take it all to the Lord in prayer so that  “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).  When we pray we are: “taking every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).  And this develops the fruits of patience and faithfulness (Galatians 5:22-23).

And you never know what the outcome will be.  A man named Zechariah did not believe that his wife would become pregnant because they were getting very old.  But God showed up and granted them a child. Today, we know that child as John the Baptist who prepared the way for Jesus Christ.  The outcome will likely be something you do not expect.