Day Four: Fixing Our Eyes – Waiting on Him

Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) –…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) 31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

“Nowhere does the Bible teach that Christians are exempt from tribulation and natural disaster. We live in a world infected with the disease of sin, and we share in its misery and pain. But the Bible does teach that we can face trials with a power others do not have—the power of God. As we trust Him, God helps us endure, and even discern His purposes in the midst of suffering. Christiana Tsai, the Christian daughter of a former governor in China, wrote, ‘Throughout my many years of illness, I have never dared to ask God why He allowed me to suffer so long. I only ask what He wants me to do.’ The eagle has the unique ability to lock its joints and soar effortlessly on an updraft instead of flapping its wings. As we wait on God, He helps us use the winds of adversity to soar above our problems. As the Bible says, ‘Those who wait on the LORD . . . shall mount up with wings like eagles.’” [Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day Morning and Evening Devotions (p. 91). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.]

In whatever you are going through, let’s take a moment to prayerfully consider what would the Lord want you to do.

Prayer: “Father, I recognize that it is not about me, but about what you would want me to do.  I will wait on You. I will put my hope in You. I trust that you will enable me to soar above my problems.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Let’s worship to “Waiting Here for You” by Martin Smith. [click here]