Those who wait upon the LORD

Re:Verse reading–Acts 1:1-14

“And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised.”–v 4

“Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles.”–Isaiah 40:30-31

Supernatural strength!  It is what God has promised us.  Power to do what is required.  Faith for holy works.  Peace that passes understanding.  Love that conquers hate.  Courage stronger than fear.  A supernatural wind to lift you higher than your own wings/effort ever could.

To have this great assistance, we must surrender to the will of God and also the timing of God.  No one conjures up the Spirit like a seance, nor controls the calendar of His work.  We must want what He wants.  We must want it when He wants it.

Wait, dear friend.  Trust His plan.  Trust His timing.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Those who wait upon the LORD”

  1. We have heard, Trust His plan. Trust His timing. And Wait for Him, not several times, but a thousand times. We have also heard, where is God in all of these times, or that the timing is wrong.

    In life and work, I have come to realize timing is everything. Our timing means nothing if it doesn’t line up with His. God created me and I have come to believe He has a plan for me, from changing duty station for virtual workplace from Washington, DC to San Antonio, from an Associate Managing Director position I did not get despite my qualifications, or lost friendship over tough promotion competitions. During my Federal career, there were so many opportunities for which, I thought, would be good but God did not give. But I was patiently waiting and did not get upset over lost opportunities even I was disappointed. I also experienced His timing for me to take on a senior leadership Federal level position early on in my Federal career when I did not feel so sure about it. He gave but also did not give.

    Our will must be in line with God’s will. Be patient and believe that God will give us something better if we don’t get what we think we need or must have; and if He did not give, believe that He decided it was not in your best interests or good for you. He is protecting you. His love for you is unconditional. His timing and His plan together will determine our life journey. We better believe it and put our trust in Him! Pray for what we want but wait for His decision and authority!

    All in all, our life journey may have many disappointments but we must trust that it is in the hands of God. He is in control. In relationship with others, God put certain people in our lives or remove them for a reason that we will never understand. But trust Him and patiently follow His plan and His timing. I trust God as He has showed me for decades that His plan and His timing together is always best for me. I have learned to appreciate God’s presence. He is present!

    Peace and joy will come when we yield our plan for His! I am convinced! How is about you?

  2. One of my questions while studying this was, “what does power look like?” You answered that question well. Thanks!

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