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Message of the Day: A Word of Comfort for the Weak and Weary

But those who wait on 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, NKJV)

God controls all on earth or in heaven. Thus, we need not become discouraged through thinking that God is either unwilling or unable to help us. He has not forgotten us, nor has he lost his power. Through him the weak can be made strong.

To “wait on the Lord” denotes to wait in the sense of expecting, to wait for his help or to trust and to put our hope in God. If we feel weak, guilty, and helpless; if we are in danger, and if we look for God’s merciful intervention, we can wait upon the Lord and put our trust in him. Waiting upon the Lord however, does not imply inactivity. We ought to use our God given abilities to obtain his help.

If we wait on the Lord, our strength will be renewed. If we trust him our faith shall become strong; able to gain victory over sins, and to confront aright the trials of life. We shall be like the eagle that lives and retains its vigor to a great age, beyond the common lot of birds. The eagle sheds or molts in his old age and renews his feathers, and with them his youth. During this period of shedding or molting, eagles choose some area of a mountain range where the sun can shine directly on them, they will lie on a rock and bathe in the sun. They will do so as they bathe in the presence of the sun. They will let the sun beam down on them. They will wait just there and its here that they begin to get renewed. After the molting period, the eagle rises once again on the most vigorous wings and ascends further toward the sun.

We too, who trust God and wait upon him, shall be vigorous, unwearied. We are sustained by God, we will never faint! We shall “mount up with wings like eagles;” we “shall run and not be weary,” we “shall walk and not faint!”


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