But 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, ESV)
I love the image of the soaring eagle: strength, power, all things positive.
I’m thankful, though, God through the prophet made sure to include those who run, and those who walk.
For the truth is: I don’t always soar. Sometimes I feel weary and faint. And that’s when I cling to this promise.
Life is not a sprint. We’re in this for the long haul.
The good news is when we “wait,” we will find all the strength, power, and ability to face whatever is at hand.
The Hebrew concept used here is one of cords intertwined like rope. The prophet wants us to understand how our strength will come as we weave God more completely into our lives.
This is intentional. It takes time and effort.
But it’s worth it.
Don’t just wait…wait on God.
PRAYER: God of strength who wants to strengthen us. Nudge us, draws into ways that weave you more thoroughly into our lives. Amen.