“Waiting While You Wait” by Beverley Letner.
Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV)
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.
It’s hard to wait – let alone be in a season of waiting. Having to wait can stir up questions and emotions within us and we always seem to want to rush through the waiting as fast as we can. It can feel so draining, and like such a waste of time when we have to wait.
During times when I felt like I was in a “season of waiting”, I’ve often found hope in Isaiah 40:31.
For a long time, I’d read this verse in one simple way – while picturing a soaring eagle, thinking it meant for me to just be patient and wait: sit, trust, and stop trying to figure it all out. I thought that by doing these things, I would feel strengthened.
While there is most definitely truth to that way of interpreting the verse, I’ve come to my own conclusion that it means so much more than just that!
Let’s take a look at how other translations of The Bible begin this passage:
NIV: But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
NCV: But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again.
GNT: But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed.
AMP: But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) will gain new strength and renew their power.
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