It’s tough when you have to wait on the Lord….. when it looks like things are not going to work out, that things are stacked against you… “how can this work out….. it would take a miracle”. Waiting on the Lord is difficult.
The passage from Isaiah 40 speaks to this. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 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.” (Is. 40:29-31)
In the 2017 Super Bowl the New England Patriots were losing 28-3 with 2 minutes left in the 3rdquarter. This game was over; the odds of a comeback were a zillion to one. The pressure on the Patriots to hang their head and give up must have been incredible. Well, score after score after score and New England ties it at the end of regulations and win it in overtime. It really was an incredible comeback.
So how do you and I stay hopeful while waiting for the Lord to answer our prayer when down 28-3; how do we get the strength to continue to hope while waiting …. how do we keep fighting when the odds look hopeless? How do we wait for the Lord so that He can renew our strength… so that we can continue to run and not grow weary.. so we can continue to walk and not faint.
Well certainly it’s the Lord that provides the strength, who gives power to the faint, yet we need to continue to “put one foot in front of the other each day; we need to do our duty day in and day out… continuing to pray even though we may be fighting discouragement.” We need to do our part while we wait for the Lord to do his part. Waiting in the power of the Holy Spirit is a big deal. God’s timing is always perfect, never too early or too late. We must learn to wait for this perfect timing.
I’m sure the Patriots had to fight discouragement when they were down by 25 points with time running out. Yet they continued to fight. We must do the same. Lord we ask that you would renew our strength right now for the battles we are facing. Help us to cling to you and not quit. As we do this, God will have the last word and all will be well with our soul. And that is very good news.
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The Lord is a warrior and really the only one who can fight our battles. Lord. Continue to remind me of my need for you as pride makes me think I can strike out on my own. Oh Lord you are so patient🙌🏻
A great prayer