Every month, our church is memorizing a different Bible verse.

A recent Scripture was Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Do you like to wait? Why would The LORD tell us to wait?

When we refuse to wait and instead, insist on our own way, we wear out easily. The reason we grow tired and weary is that we are running after anything and everything we want, and the result is our being worn out. When we push our own ideas and agendas ahead of GOD’s, it is like taking GOD out of the picture and not listening to good instruction.

How many times have you gotten sick but refused to rest? Did you recover quickly, or did you get worse?
Normally, a sick person needs rest to recover. In other words, sickness requires a period of waiting before recovery can occur.

But “waiting” can be applied in almost any area of our lives. This verse of Scripture applies to them all. If we will wait on The LORD, He will give us the strength to keep going. However, if we run in our own strength or in our own so-called “wisdom,” we will wear out quickly.

Which path would you rather walk? The path of running and pushing and insisting on our own way? Or the path of waiting and resting, which will allow us to “run, and not be weary” and to “walk, and not faint”?

Think about it.