Wait is a verb.
A verb is most often a word used to describe an action. Most of us would think of waiting as inactivity, but the dictionary would suggest otherwise.
This week, I had the opportunity to hear the song, Wait on You, performed live by Maverick City Music. I’ve heard this ong hundreds of times, and it’s consistently spoken directly to my heart. However, when I heard it this time, it resonated with me in a way it hadn’t before. Isaiah 40:31 is all throughout it. If you’re not familiar with this verse, here it is:
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31
When I heard them singing those words, it was as if the Lord was saying, “Daughter, wait. I know you have this overwhelming desire to be productive, but while you wait, my Holy Spirit is at work in YOU and in them. Trust me. I am faithful to complete it in MY timing.” I absolutely lost it. I have been so emotionally weary as I try to navigate some things, and because most of that is relational, I feel like I have to do all the things and show up in all the ways, but God is giving me permission to wait as He does a work in all parties involved in order to bring reconciliation how HE sees fit.
Wait is defined as to “stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.” On Wednesday, a scripture I have been familiar with my entire life breathed life into me in a way I’ve so desperately longed for my lungs to be filled lately. The tangible truth I experienced that night is that to wait IS to be productive! To coexist with the hurt, pain, trauma, whatever you want to call it IS productive. To delay moving forward in my flesh IS productive! In staying… In delaying… by waiting… I am allowed God to give my weary soul rest, and in that HE is renewing my strength by doing all the heavy lifting.
My obedience not only gives me rest, but it will allow me to mount up on my wings like eagles.
I will soar.
My obedience in waiting allows me to run and not be weary.
I will progress.
My obedience in staying gives me the strength necessary to walk and not faint.
My posture will be upright.
Maybe this was a message just for me, myself, and I… but maybe it’s also for you. In your waiting, there is hope. In your waiting, there is healing. In your waiting, God is with you. As I type this, I am wearing a shirt that says, “she will be known by the boldness of her faith.” I think sometimes I get concerned about turning people off by talking about God so much in my weekly newsletter, but my heart is that you would know God as intimately as I do. I don’t know life without God, and I most defiantly don’t want to know life without Him. I want the same for you!!! Lay your burdens down before The Lord, and allow Him to do the work necessary to renew your strength so you can soar… so you can run… so you can walk and not faint. He’s such a good good Abba!
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I'm a thirty-four year old wife, mother of four, podcast host, and writer from San Diego, California. I'm a former math teacher turned stay-at-home parent and influencer with the unique opportunity to bring women into community with one another and encourage them in their seasons of life through my podcast, Yvette, Unplugged and my online community, Women, Unplugged.
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