Last week I woke up with this song on my heart.

Teach me Lord to Wait – Gold City

Teach me, Lord, to wait down on my knees
‘Til in your own good time, you answer my pleas
Teach me not to rely on what others may do
But to wait in prayer for an answer from you

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles
They shall run and not grow weary
They shall walk and not faint
Teach me Lord, teach me Lord to wait

And teach me, Lord to wait while my heart’s all aflame
Let me humble my pride and call on your name
Keep my faith renewed, my eyes only on Thee
And let me be on this earth what you want me to be

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength
They shall mount up with wings as eagles
They shall run and not grow weary
They shall walk and not faint
Teach me Lord, teach me Lord to wait

Since then, I have been meditaing in waiting on God. Especially in these times when I feel so needy, that nothing is happening as I have planed or hoped. And when it feels like there is no end in sight. It was a good and needful reminder to wait on God and his promises.

In Isaiah 40 we find the inspiration for parts of this song.

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 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.

It is God’s strength that gets us through the day while we wait on him. His promises are sure. In verse 26 we find teh assurance that not one of his promises will fail, but that we can look to the one that created all things, us included.

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

It is my desire to learn, so Teach me Lord to wait.

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