Dave spoke tonight on Isaiah 40:31, a favourite verse of many people containing the promise of renewed strength, no matter what our age. To wait on God is illustrated in the book of Esther, when Esther, faced with the threat of the extinction of the Jews and urged to call on the king to rescind his order, told Mordecai and the other Jews to spend three days in prayer and fasting before she risked her life in approaching the king uninvited (Esther 4:14-17). When waiting on God, our weakness is exchanged for God’s strength.
Waiting on God allows us to see things from a different (divine) perspective. He enables us to run and not grow weary and to walk and not faint. He takes us further than we could manage on our own. We can use the time we wait on God to tell Him all our issues and problems, but it is in His presence that we receive courage and peace. Esther’s decision to wait on God was not cowardice or postponement or procrastination. It was a productive time of prayer when the attention of the people was fixed on God.
Timing is so important in life. God’s work achieved in God’s way will achieve great results. His strength and support will help us to work in God’s way, but these things only come as we wait on HIm.