Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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.
Isaiah 40:30-31 KJV
Some other translations say, “trust in the Lord”, but if we are truly trusting in Him, we will “wait upon Him”. This can be taken more than one way, but waiting upon Him in the quiet place of prayer is what we are talking about here, and is essential to truly trusting. Not reading a short devotion, saying a quick prayer, and blasting out the door. Don’t get me wrong. I have done that all too often when I found myself running late, even after I began deliberately getting up early to spend time with Him. Life isn’t perfect, and we aren’t either. But there is something special and sweet about spending time with Him in His word and prayer, then just sitting quietly to listen. We remember that Elijah didn’t hear Him in the storm or earthquake or fire. He heard God’s still small voice because he was listening and waiting upon the Lord.
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