But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
We’ve got to change our concept of “waiting” on God. We normally think about it as being an idle person, sitting around, twiddling our thumbs, and anxiously waiting time to pass. But in actuality, the Biblical concept of waiting on God is like that of a fine establishment maitre de, or head butler– those we generically refer to as a “server.” Nehemiah was the chief server in the court of King Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1:11). He later became the Governor of all restored Jerusalem and Judah.
Servers are anything but idle. They are charged with greeting and seating the customers, making them feel welcome, taking their orders, bringing them their prepared dishes, and making sure that they are pleased with what they have been served. And, in the finer establishments, they then smartly and alertly stand by to do further for their guests whatever is their pleasure.
This should be our concept of waiting on God. Did not Jesus admonish us to “Occupy till I come” (Luke 19:13)?? In other words, “Keep busy.” “Be productive.” “Stay engaged in service.”
That’s why the promise is to renew the strength of those who wait upon God. For, it is those who labor who need to be refreshed, not those who are idle. So, if you are among those who have diligently served God, enduring to the point of weariness, then the promise of Isaiah 40:31 is for you. A wave of spiritual renewal is coming to you now. Lift up your head. The Master is going to “flip the script” and serve you now, with redemption, invigoration, fresh anointing, rejuvenation, prosperity, peace, and made to order rewards from the throne of heaven.
The word tells us that our Lord Jesus in heaven has already received “power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing” (Rev 5:12). Well, the word says concerning God’s servants, like a big tip given to a worthy server, “If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself” (John 13:32). So, get ready my faithful brothers and sisters. God is ready to lay it on you!!!
He’s Worthy, Sandra Crouch