標 題： 新的力量
經 節： 但那等候耶和華的必從新得力。他們必如鷹展翅上騰；他們奔跑卻不困倦，行走卻不疲乏。（以賽亞書四十章31節）
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.
At times you may feel so worn out and stressed that you are not sure you
can take another step. You may seem to spend all your time running from crisis
to crisis and to be constantly giving your time and energy to others. Your Lord
wants to renew your strength and enable you to enjoy the abundant life He
intends for you. The key is to wait upon Him to do so.
Our generation does not enjoy waiting. We are harried by all the
commitments we have made and the many responsibilities we hold. We rush through
our lives without stopping to evaluate our activities. Sometimes in our haste
to get on with our work, we race ahead of God. Part of God’s restorative
process is to slow us down and make us listen to Him. As we wait on Him, God
will remind us of our utter dependence upon His strength. When we slow down and
seek His will, He will reveal His plans.
Biblically, waiting on the Lord is never passive; it is always active.
Waiting requires us to cease our own pursuits and give God our complete
attention. We may have to give up some of the activities we have allowed to
inundate our lives. We may need to take an entire day to sit quietly before the
Lord. If we ask Him, God will show us the resources He has provided to help
with the work we have been attempting on our own. God may address feelings of
guilt that have motivated us to do things that He has not asked us to do.
Jesus carried more responsibility than you do. More people needed Him
than will ever need you. Yet He was never overwhelmed or inadequate for the
task. Now Christ offers to guide you so that you will fulfill your heavenly
Father’s will and gain the strength necessary for each day (Matt. 11:28).