Have you ever been in a season of waiting on the Lord?  Waiting, waiting, and more waiting?  Recently, the Lord reminded me that I need to wait on Him more.  A few weeks ago, right before I was going to bed, He spoke to my spirit “Isaiah 40:31.”  It reads, “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.”   I need renewed strength.  We all need renewed strength.  Life’s journey can be tough at times.  I love how God speaks!  The very next day after He spoke Isaiah 40:31 to my spirit, I received an email about what happens to an eagle as he gets older.  I was so enlightened and amazed at why God used the eagle in that scripture to teach us about waiting.  I thought I would share it with you also.

“As an eagle gets older, their beak forms a crust and they lose their strength.  They then fly to a high mountain and hide in the cleft of a rock where they peck at the rock until the crust falls off.  They also lose their head feathers and grow new feathers.  After the crust is removed and they have new feathers, their strength is renewed.”

There are key words and definitions pertaining to Isaiah 40:31.

Eagle = Has sharp vision and powerful wings

Wait = To remain until something expected takes place, to be ready

Renew = To make new or refresh again, to re-establish, to resume, to put in a fresh supply of

Strength = The state or quality of being strong, toughness, durability, the power to resist attack!

Mount = To climb, to ascend

Have you been waiting on the Lord?  Waiting in His presence with His Word at your feet?  “Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” ~ Psalm 119:105.  Waiting expectantly until something takes place?  Or did you grow weary in the waiting?  The enemy desires to weary you in the waiting so that you will not gain your strength back and be a threat to him and his attacks.  We must remain, waiting in His presence and expect something to take place, something you desire and long for, something the Lord wants to accomplish in your life.  Waiting determines your outcome.  The more you wait, the stronger you will get.  The stronger you get, the higher you will ascend.  The higher you ascend, the more you will be able to soar above those “crusty” things that would try to hold you down.

I think the majority of us had dreams we could fly when we were little children.  Such an awesome feeling to ride above earth’s atmosphere!  This is what God has provided for us in the supernatural realm.  Isaiah 40:31 states it plainly.  We wait… we renew our strength.  We wait…we run and not get weary.  We wait…we walk and not faint.  Our society has succumbed to a “drive-thru” mentality that has even crossed over into the spiritual realm.  We want what we want and we want it fast!  God is so smart.  He created the incubation process a mother goes through to teach us about waiting.  Nine months is a long time to wait to give birth to a miracle!  Each one of us has been incubated in the ‘womb of time.’  It is God’s time table, not ours.  It is a specific waiting period designed by God to suit our individual purpose in the growth process.

God is imploring us to come before Him, sit at His feet, and wait in His presence.  As we continue to wait in the cleft of the rock, which is Christ Jesus, He makes us new and refreshed, re-establishing our way.  It’s an ancient pathway that has been traveled upon by many feet.  It is a walk of faith, a walk of victory, a walk of renewed strength just like the eagle.

Would you like to join me at the feet of Jesus today?  Waiting is not a negative, it is a positive.  You might just be surprised what He whispers to your spirit while you wait.  Ready?  Here we go…Deep breath…inhale, exhale the life changing presence of God!  Psalm 27:14, “Wait (wait in faith) on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, wait, I say, on the Lord!”

Cheryl Drake

About Cheryl Drake

Cheryl is a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. She serves in ministry alongside her husband and daughters on the worship team at her church. Cheryl loves to write and teach the Word of God. She has a heart for hurting women and desires to see women find out who they are in Christ. Coming from a family of ministers, Cheryl desires to be a conduit of God's anointing to touch lives.
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7 Responses to WAITING ON THE LORD!

  1. “Waiting Upon The Lord” has truly inspired me this day in my walk with God…to draw even closer into His presence! After reading this inspiring and very powerful posting, I so recognize the importance of “Waiting Upon God” in order to hear what He is gently saying to us for our every day lives and walk with Him.
    My waiting upon the Lord allows me to hear Him clearly for the inspirational postings here on my blog that I write.
    Truly Cheryl…this posting was indeed worth the wait! It has spoken to my heart in a very personal way. THANK YOU for the timing of this posting and THANK YOU for hearing God so you could write and share His thoughts and heart with us! You are loved and encouraged to continue to write as you wait upon Him and are inspired. I love you GREATLY dear Spirit Friend! 🙂

    • By the way Cheryl..You ARE A CONDUIT of God’s anointing to touch lives! Your heart’s desire in doing this is taking place my friend! THANK YOU for being His Conduit!

      • Cheryl Drake says:

        Sheila, thank you so much for your encouraging words! If we “wait” for Him, He will come. If we are expecting a super important phone call, we wait until it comes. It is about all we can think about…the phone ringing with expectant news. How much more does the Lord want to share with us when we wait for Him? How many times have we left before He came with what He had to offer? His Words, His love, His wisdom, are just to precious to miss out on!
        Thank you again Sheila…I love you!

  2. Sherrie Santay says:

    I really enjoyed this! Truly an inspirational piece. God Bless You!

    • Cheryl Drake says:

      Thank you so much Sherrie! My prayer is that these written words will be a blessing and an encouragement to those who read them. God bless you too!

  3. melissa says:

    Very well said, and felt:) Cheryl it is like a fire that starts to burn. It is slow at first and you cannot see the flames real well, but you know it is burning. When the natural breath blows upon the flames it begins to grow and take position for what it is called to do. When we wait on Gods timing then he causes the fire to grow and spread.

    • Cheryl Drake says:

      Hi Melissa,
      Thanks for your comment. What you said is so true! If we could only realize how important waiting on the Lord is, then we would make more time for the wait. So much can be accomplished in one moment of “wait time.” Fan the flame Lord!

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