Waiting vs. Attacking
Facing crisis, the natural tendency of human frailty is to retreat or if possible, ignore… to seek a diversion and any path of less resistance. Ministry leaders typically offer guidance that nicely blends psychology and social remedy with God’s Word. As believer’s, we are generally schooled to persevere, to take courage, to stand and face challenge with resilient defiance and be proactive—to attack! While noble and socially applauded, this misses a much greater point.
When life seriously appears to be coming apart at the seams, with adversity seemingly on every side and ‘Murphy’s Law’ the apparent rule-of-the-day, do not immediately begin gritting your teeth, frantically quoting scripture, waving your Sword wildly and hoisting your shield of faith. Time out!! Peace. Be still! Take just a moment and …wait. Collect yourself, refocus your heart and set your affections on things above! Worship.
Isa 40:29 AMP He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. 30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; 31 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
Apparently, renewed strength, eagles wings and not fainting or being weary are blessings reserved for those who “wait” on the Lord. Waiting on the Lord is not a description of inactivity… It is the fundamental basis of spiritual pro-action, of truly standing—and at its core, it’s worshiper-talk. Selah.\o/