Waiting upon the Lord means spending time regularly in God’s presence. In practical terms, we wait upon the Lord when we commune with Him through His Word and prayer. We should live our lives at all times in God’s presence through His Word and prayer. King David who communed with God testified in Psalm 16:11, ‘in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.’ As you maintain such blessed communion with God everyday you will have an ever-flowing supply of spiritual strength – the strength that you need to persevere and press onward no matter what difficulties and trials you face. This, dear friends, is the secret of living your Christian life successfully.
Please do not say that you don’t have the time to do this. You must plan it into your daily schedule, because it is the source of your spiritual strength. If you do not make it a priority, you will not be able to last long in doing whatever God wants you to do for Him. If you are young please do not think that your youthful energy can carry you through. As Isaiah 40:30 says, ‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall.’ If you do not wait upon the Lord you will eventually become very tired and frustrated. You may even burn yourself out and drop out of the race entirely!
But if you make the commitment to wait upon the Lord, there are 4 wonderful things that you can look forward to – Firstly, you will renew your strength. This strength is the willpower to persevere in doing God’s will even under the most trying and difficult circumstances of life.
Secondly, you will mount up with wings as eagles. Your spiritual life will take you upward to heights of glory that you have never known before! There are things of the spiritual realm that God has prepared for those who love Him that no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard and no heart has ever imagined. These are the deep things of God which are revealed to us by His Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9,10).
Thirdly, you will run and not be weary. This run refers to the spiritual race that God calls every Christian to run – a race of endurance that can only be completed successfully by looking to Jesus who is the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1,2).
Fourthly, you will walk and not faint. This walk probably refers to the daily conduct and testimony of your life before the world, that will enable you to be a fruitful Christian, leading sinners to find salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ!
Now that you have seen these 4 wondrous results of waiting upon the Lord, why do you still wait to commit yourself to do it? (REV CHARLES SEET)