Early one morning—after a few hours of deep sleep and while I snuggled up close to my sweet granddaughter—I awoke, and my mind immediately raced.
I have often wished I had an off switch on my brain because I would turn it off at bedtime. After an hour of tossing and turning and pondering and praying, I went to my quiet place to listen for my Father’s voice.
As I talked to God about the things pressing on my heart—loved ones facing health issues, family situations, friends facing hard circumstances, lost souls, and the state of our nation—I opened my eyes to see a piece of artwork I had recently placed in the room. On it was this beloved Scripture: But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Normally, when we hear this verse, we visualize the eagle. That beautiful, majestic bird, gliding through the air with little effort. While we cannot soar in the air like an eagle, we can have a stronger walk.
The Lord is all-knowing and all-powerful. Nothing that happens in our lives or our nation is a surprise to Him. It is not our job to figure out all the answers to life’s problems. If we wait and depend on God to handle the issues weighing on our hearts and minds, we will grow stronger in the process. He will be faithful to lead, guide, and direct us in the right direction.
Regardless of how dim things may seem in our corner of the world, God is on His throne and His will will prevail. We need to lay our burdens down and trust Him. We can find peace in His presence and strength.
Learn to wait upon the Lord. Trade your weakness for His strength and walk on.
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Melissa Crone is a wife, mother to three beautiful young women, and grandmother of six. For most of her adult life, she has desired to encourage others through sharing the gift of God’s Word. Only after the death of her youngest daughter, Kristen, did she develop a desire to share that encouragement through writing devotions. She now wants to share the comfort she has received with other wounded hearts, especially those who have suffered the loss of a child. She is living proof that God’s grace is sufficient, even in our darkest night. She lives in Dyersburg, Tennessee, with her husband Donnie and enjoys spending time with her family. You can connect with her at email@example.com or through Facebook.