Sunday, March 20, 2011


Isaiah 40:31: But those who wait on 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.

This scripture is forefront in my mind lately. This is a scripture that I’ve read many times. It’s one I sing about, is on a lot of t-shirts or bookmarks and one that is spoken at many funerals (or is on the cover of the funeral bulletin), etc. I think I’ve always focused on the future hope of this scripture: That even though we can get tired and weary our God does not and we can hope for  a time when we will run and not be weary, a time  when we will walk and not faint. We can associate it with eternal life.  But it's a message about the resurrected life today as well.
 I think I’ve ignored the part where it said “Those that WAIT upon the Lord;” Waiting can give us strength.
I have done a lot of waiting lately. Some waiting has come back with news to rejoice from; some, not so much. Others, well, I’m still waiting. I want things in my timing, I want answers now, I want to know how things will work out in one situation or another. But I am called to put my hope in the Lord and that in this season of waiting, I will be made strong; my strength will rise as I wait upon the Lord. It’s rising. It may feel like it’s rising slowly but just as the sun rises and the brilliance of the sun’s light comes and envelops the darkness, Christ’s light has and will continue to break forth and wrap us in love which strengthens us for our journey. God is making the old new, renewing and transforming everything so that light will shine through.
As I wait, I will trust God to rejuvenate my soul and that, in time, I will spread my wings and soar with the eagles.
What are you waiting for?


  1. You are such an inspiration Laura!

  2. Thanks Tracey. I'm just trying to be more faithful in sharing the what the Holy Spirit stirs me to say and write.