Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Waiting

 I woke up again at 4:21am so I am starting to think there is something up. The words "those that wait for God, will renew their strength" keep ringing thru my head. These days I have not too many other choices except to wait for God. Then the old song and verse starts playing out in my "damaged" brain. 

But here is how the words come out to me rather than some old King James English version. "They will keep moving at a fast pace and never grow tired or feel like stopping, they shall walk and not slow to a pace where they quit." 

Right now I find myself waiting for God to do whatever it is he is going to do in my life. For the first time in my adult life I find myself in a position where I literally cannot do anything to help or change my situation. It's kind of a helpless and depressing situation. But the simple fact that I keep waking up at 4:21am everyday with some words in my head that believe are placed there by God has gotten my attention. It's just time to "wait" for me. 

Here are some other translations for this old verse:
  • Those who hope...
  • Those who trust...
  • Those who keep waiting...
  • Those who wait for the Lord's help...
  • Those who are expecting for the Lord's help...

So I guess I am not doing too bad by waiting on God's help rather than taking action into my own hands that I know will just end up doing the wrong thing. For the past 35 years I have done things my way. I have been successful, very successful, failed, failed miserably, and just plain screwed up. So teach me, and those around me to wait.

UPDATE:

Justin Michael Ostrynski I actually looked into the verse those who wait upon the lord. The Word Wait used here in the hebrew is QAVAH which is translated to Wait In Isaiah 40.

The figurative definition of the word “qavah” is “to wait, to hope, to expect.” The figurative meaning of “qavah” conveys anticipation. Anticipation because he is ALREADY HERE. WAITING FOR YOU.

But is doesn’t stop there... this is the cool part.

The literal meaning of the word is “to bind together like a cord.” It does not mean to tie a cord around a bundle of sticks to keep them together. Instead, picture in your mind the process of making a rope (cord) by twisting or weaving (binding) thin threads together to form the rope. The more strands that are twisted or woven together in a rope, the greater is its strength. 

The literal definition of “qavah” implies strength through numbers. The more strands in your rope, the greater its strength. Just as a rope's strength comes from being made of many strands, so our strength comes through being united with Christ. The “rope” of our lives gains strength by being twisted or woven or bound together with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
So the verse is literally saying... Your Strength will be renewed as he is weaved into your life.

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