They that Wait Upon the Lord

June 29, 2022 by  
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By Pat Hodges  –

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

Waiting upon the Lord doesn’t mean that we’re waiting for Him to do something, but it means, in the Hebrew, to twist or bind together. It carries the connotation to wait or tarry in His presence. This waiting or tarrying in Isaiah 40:31 speaks of binding together with Him in His presence. This is when the renewing of our strength takes place.

In this hectic and chaotic world we live in, it’s all too easy to lose the sense of His presence. We can often feel overwhelmed and carried away with the cares of this world and the cares that come with our personal lives, to the point that we find ourselves not only emotionally and physically drained, but spiritually drained as well, even to the point of being spiritually bankrupt.

The promise in Isaiah 40 is a sure promise to the weak, the down trodden, the exhausted, and the bankrupt. It promises that if we will take the time to get quiet, to press in, to rid ourselves of all distraction, and just simply wait in His presence, we fill find and experience the renewal that the Word speaks of.

What we often miss is the simplicity of communing with Him. It isn’t complicated. It isn’t a formula we have to learn, and it doesn’t come by going through a bunch of motions. Man makes things hard and complicated, God makes it easy. God would much rather that we commune with Him with few words that really mean something than with many that mean very little.

So in our prayer time and the time that we spend with Him, make it quality over quantity. That what He really desires, and that’s where we really find the renewal.

About Pat Hodges

Pat has been in the ministry for 31 years, pastored for 10 years in Houston, Texas and has traveled and ministered in over 16 countries. Pat is also authored the book, "The Full Blessing of Full Obedience", a book on how to obtain the release of the full blessing of God in the life of the believer. He and his wife, Misty currently reside in Denton, Texas.
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