Tuesday, May 12, 2015

strength will rise



There is a current song that reminds us of the old adage, “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”.  That really is a true statement.  By learning from the struggles and the pain we will be stronger.  Scientist and doctors tell us that bones in our body that are broken most often heal to be some of the strongest parts of our body.

But there are some lines from a worship song that I cannot get out of my head.  They are from Chris Tomlin and his song “Everlasting God”.

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

That is not a suggestion for building your faith.  That song is not a cool poem set to some musical notes.  That is the reality of a person who has sought God, found God faithful and learned to live with the strength God provides.

So many of life’s situations will drain us of stamina and strength.  But we can make a situation to not allow things or people or situations take our strength or our joy.  God’s desire for us is boldness and purpose.  By allowing our strength to be based on anything other than God is a wrong move.  It is time for our faith to be placed in our never-ending, limitless God.

Isaiah 40:31  NASB
Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Waiting isn’t easy.  But if waiting produces strength then that is the right choice.  Take this as a reminder based on two things: what God says and what so many people have shown is true.  Our strength will rise if we wait on God.

Psalm 27:14  NASB
Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

Loving God reminds us that we often have to wait or be patient.  The same is true in our relationships were we have to exercise patients and self control so often.  It is when we make those great decisions that we will find within us that God is supplying what we need, strength for what is ahead, what is coming and so much more.

May we find God as our only hope and deliverer who is turning our weakness in to His strength.  Remember this one as well: when God fills us, our testimony inspires others to trust God.

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