Don’t you know?
Haven’t you been listening?
On my journey today, through the book of Isaiah, I come across one of my favorite Scriptures. These are words that help me focus upon the greatness of my God. Words that remind that there is none that can compare to Him. It is not possible.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 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. (ESV)
Chapter Forty builds up to these last words written down n verse 31.
Have you been listening? Do you not know? This is it! This is the one! There is no one else that can be compared to Him.
He is the Everlasting God. He never gets weary or worn out. His intelligence is unlimited. He never gets puzzled over what to do.
He is the one that we go to in order to get the strength we need to get through each day. Even the most fittest of the world may stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They will be able to get the job done for they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. All because they waited – waited upon the Lord.
The Hebrew word OT:6960 – qavah (kaw-vaw’) is used here – to wait – to bind together – to expect – twisting.
Twisting. That is the word that caught my eye. Just imagine – three cords being twisted together – you are staying put and waiting – building upon the knowledge – the strength – the ways of the Lord. And when it is time and you have put your hope in Him, you will fly like an eagle – soaring in the air with no thought of fear or of failure, and suddenly you realize that the wait was all worth it.
I am reminded of my grandson who is in basic training with the Army right now. We are all waiting – trusting that he will come out on the other end of this journey with the strength and knowledge that he will need in order to be a part of great men and women who will protect our great land – America.
Moms and Dads – grandparents – siblings anticipating a word from their solider in training – waiting and trusting in the Drill Sergeants to bring them to the point of “Army Strong” ready for all that is up ahead of them.
Waiting. Yes, waiting. It is hard to do at times, but we know that waiting is a learning process – it makes us strong – it makes us patient – it helps us to endure.
So I ask again, have you not heard? Do you not know?
My Song: I have learned in my life, that there will be times that I will be called upon to wait – to hush myself for the journey up ahead will take great endurance. In my younger years I would fight against the waiting and push forward even though I was not ready. I learned many lessons during those time. Hard ones. But today, I look forward to those times that I will be called upon to wait – to endure because I know when I arise from that awaiting, I will be ready for the journey up ahead of me. Learn to treasure those moments of waiting.