I am a very busy mom of five little ones. I often find myself a little overwhelmed and worn out. During these times, my thoughts turn to waiting… waiting for my husband to come home to lighten the load, waiting until naptime when I can finally collect my thoughts, waiting until the kids are just a little bit bigger and they will (surely!) be easier to care for.
This morning while reading Isaiah 40, I felt a tug on my heart about waiting for the wrong things. I read:
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. (Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV)
The Lord spoke quietly to my heart this morning. He wants me to quit waiting for other people to help or for circumstances to change. Instead he wants me to wait for him, because he wants to strengthen and help me through each day. I asked him to help me remember this today.