Daily Devotional – 3/6/14 “Wait on the Lord!”

There’s been a song in my head all week that says, “I don’t mind waiting, I don’t mind waiting, I don’t mind waiting on you Lord.” I don’t know why this song was placed into my spirit but then it dawned on me yesterday. See, I’ve been worrying over some things that haven’t even happened yet and while I was worrying, God had already worked it out. While I was stressing, God had already settled it. Yea, here I am trying to fix it and God had already finished it! I got the nerve to try to put my hand in the fire that God was putting out. I had the audacity to be wrecking my nerves over a battle that wasn’t even mine to fight. Who am I to worry anyway when God has already told me in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future?”

And who are we to rush God when Psalm 37:7-9 says, “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret–it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land?” Yes, I know that worrying comes naturally and stressing is sometimes needed in order for us to appreciate God’s sacrifice but don’t allow it to consume your life. The bible finishes this for me better than I could have ever done in Isaiah 40:27-31 (The Message Bible), by simply stating; “Why would you ever complain, O Jacob or whine Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.”

I’ve always wondered why God references an eagle but in my studying, I’ve found that an eagle is powerfully built with a hard head and beak and even stronger eyes. And they have larger wings which allow them to fly faster. Which breaks down like this, when you wait on God, He gives you strength but not just any strength but the strength of an eagle which allows you to fly above the mess that should have made you miserable, see the stuff that should have shattered you and made you stumble and may even fall but not fail, may be stabbed in the back or either drug to hell and back yet your body is strong to take it and then heal. Yea, you have an eagle’s strength so get an eagle’s mentality which makes your head hard enough to endure those who say you won’t amount to nothing or be anything and prove them wrong. Get an eagle’s mentality whose beak is strong which means your beak (mouth) is even stronger to speak life and not death. So, wait on the Lord and don’t mind doing it!

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