FRIDAY 25TH JUNE, 2021
THEME: RENEW YOUR STRENGTH
PASSAGE: ISAIAH 40:27-31
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord, Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.”
HYMN: MHB 494 (184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.7.) – A SAFE stronghold our God is still.
In today’s devotional, Isaiah the Prophet urges us to wait on the Lord as those who wait shall continue to renew their strength. Oftentimes, we think that our ways are hidden from God. We think that God is far from us or that our concerns do not bother Him. Prophet Isaiah tells us otherwise this morning. It is the Lord God of Israel who renews the strength of His people.
In Isaiah 4:10, the Bible encourages us ‘fear not for I Am with you.’ It is God who gives power to the weak (40:29). So let us take courage in the face of our sufferings and challenges and trust God for answers to our prayers. Waiting teaches us patience. We must learn to wait. It is only in waiting that we can prove what the will of God is for our lives.
Oftentimes, we rush and we encounter problems. Waiting upon God here also implies that we must fast and pray for God’s will to be done in our lives. It is through fasting and prayers that God releases divine answers to our physical challenges and problems. Fasting and prayer work wonders when we are free from sin.
Therefore, every believer must learn to fast and pray. When we wait upon the Lord, we renew our strength. In these bad times, brothers and sisters, we must learn to wait upon the Lord. It is only in so doing that we shall run and not be weary and walk and faint not. Put your complete trust in the Word of God and you will never be disappointed. Why not try it today? Your victory is on the way, in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to wait upon You even when circumstances around me would suggest otherwise, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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