Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait upon 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.”
From the above context, we do understand that where God had begun the work of grace, He will perfect it. He will help those who wait in humble dependence upon Him. In the strength of Divine grace, their souls, shall ascend, above the world. They shall run according to God’s commandments cheerfully. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. Which means, they shall put forth fresh feathers like the eagle. They shall run and not be weary. Which means that they who trust in God, would be vigorous, elevated, unwearied, that He would sustain and uphold them. And that they would not faint while doing His service.
Today is the day when the Lord is going to give you new strength. His mercies are new every morning. God desires to bless His children with new mercy and grace every day. He grants such mercy to children who wait on the Lord for a long period of time. In that matter for which you have been waiting for so long a time, God wants to perform a miracle for you. Today as you are reading this message, many good things will happen in your life. But you need to wait on the Lord patiently. When you expect a great blessing from God you need to wait for a period of time and this involves patience. Only when you wait you will realize the greatness of receiving your reward.
People who wait, on God without using any means to obtain his goal, is meaningless. For instance the farmer who awaits a good crop should wait on God, while he ploughs and sows his field. He should do his part and wait patiently for the Lord to display his power and greatness. Such people will renew their strength. Which means, they shall increase, renew and cause to revive and restore that which is decayed.
We need to wait upon the Lord as children wait on their parents, to do them honour, and receive food and blessings from them. As servants depend upon their masters, to do their work and have their wages. As clients on their patrons to have advice of them. The waiting implies of course, the expectant attitude of faith. Even the eagle with hope renews its plumage in extreme old age. Because, there is no failure for the faithful, and faith knows no weariness.
The Psalmist says, I will wait for the Lord, who hides his face from the house of Jacob. I will look eagerly unto the Lord, for help. No one who puts His hope on the Lord will be put to shame. Therefore I urge you Brethren to wait on the Lord and be of good courage. The Lord will grant you new strength and perform miracles as He has promised you in the future. He satisfies the longing soul, and fills your mouth with good things. So that your youth is renewed like the eagles. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we are thankful to you for appointing opportunities, and means for us to achieve our blessings that you have stored up for us. Teach us to wait patiently and with an act of reverence to receive our goals. Lord grant us new strength. That we may soar high like the eagles and reach great height in our lives.