Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of December 6, 2015

JoBeth80He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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 40:29-31 (KJV)

Have you ever been so weary with the heaviness of discouragement that you feel like you can hardly hold your head up much less walk or run? Or have you felt weak and vulnerable due to situations beyond your control that seem impossible to overcome? This scripture informs us that those who wait on the Lord will have access to His power and strength that can take us beyond where even the young will faint and give up. Though we usually find it irritating to wait on anything or anybody, this kind of waiting is not idle with twittleling thumbs. It is an active, persevering, listening and inquiring kind of waiting with expectation and anticipation for a demonstration of God’s miraculous power working in us and through us and for us. As we wait on the Lord, His supernatural power with His mighty strength renews and empowers us to run our race and also lift our spirit up to soar like eagles! Lord, please help us and teach us how to wait!