In the following posts I want to give you a few of the many Scriptures on the subject of patiently waiting on God.
Isaiah 40:29-31: "He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 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." This is a favorite Scripture to many.
In these times of great challenges, none of us want to be faint and weak. In times of economic stress, war, and famine, even strong young men can eventually fall and fail, but they that learn to wait upon God, young or old, will renew their strength. We will have strength to rise up, to walk, to run, and not to be faint.
Men, we must teach our children to memorize and claim this wonderful Scripture. We must explain to them what it means to daily wait upon God. If we do not encourage our children in this truth we are setting them up to be weak and fail.
This Scripture has promise for both the natural and the spiritual. Just as we want our young people to be strongly athletic and vibrant in the natural, so we should desire that they will be strongly athletic and vibrant in the spirit. Our nation desperately needs young men and women who are morally strong, who have godly character, and who will be able to fight back the forces of darkness. This strength is not limited to the young, but is available to all.