Walking and Not Fainting


Waiting is not easy for me, being the impatient person that I am. In these quiet days of retirement, I find myself doing a great deal of waiting. Waiting on God, mostly, to show me a divine surprise. Being in active, full-time ministry is so different. One can see God working mightily most every day.

But now God works with me far more subtly, and that is a challenge for me. I sit and I wait for just the slightest holy inspiration.  And I wait, and I wait.

I love the Scripture, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not grow weary. They shall walk and not faint.”

There were times in my life when I felt as if I could soar like an eagle. At other times, I would run and almost never become weary of the chase. Today, I am grateful just to walk and not faint on the way. In some ways, the walking is the hardest feat of all. You trudge along without the lofty momentum of soaring and running.  You just wait on the Lord and walk. You will not faint on this journey, and that’s good news!

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