WAIT UPON THE LORD
WAITING TIME IS NOT WASTED TIME
Pastore Tim P. Blaisure – 10/01/23 – Morning Message
How many times have you waited for someone, something, or a prayer to be answered and said I just wasted all that time.
We can turn waiting time into strengthening time, instead of wasting time. Having the right attitude, perspective, and knowledge of what to do in waiting time will change everything.
WAIT – To allow time to go by, especiallywhile staying in one place without doing much, until someone comes, until something that you are expecting happens or until you can do something.
Definition (Webster Dictionary)
WAITING – Present Tense – STAYING IN EXPECTATION.
Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 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.”
I. WEAK – NEED STRENGTH:
“BUT THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH”
2 Corinthians 12:8-10
“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
II. DOWN- NEED TO BE LIFTED UP:
“THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS LIKE EAGLES”
Psalm 3:2-4 NKJV
“Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.” Selah
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
III. KEEP RUNNING – WITHOUT GETTING WEARY:
“THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY”
“For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
IV. KEEP WALKING – WITHOUT FAINTING:
“THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.”
Galatians 5:15-17 NIV
“If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
Waiting with the right attitude, perspective, and knowledge of what God is doing in your life changes wasted times into waiting in expectation for the strength you need: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, financially, and spiritually. He makes the weak strong, those that are down He gives strength that lifts them up far above the problems of life, gives strength to run without wearing out, and strength to walk without fainting along the way.
This is how waiting on the Lord changes everything and everyone who will trust in Him.