What are some events in your life that have been hard to wait for?
READ Isaiah 40:27-31
This week’s study rises up out of the Lord’s invitation to “wait” on Him in order to have our strength renewed.
What actions do you take, other than waiting on the Lord, to deal with your weariness and/or demands in life? List three or more.
How would you evaluate those techniques in light of their ability to do what God promises in v.29-31?
Meditate on each of these passages with pen and paper. They are each written as a response from a period of waiting before the Lord. The writings are the author’s reflection or celebration of what waiting for the Lord did for him. After reading each passage, use the questions below to study, apply, and pray for growth in biblical “waiting.”
1. What type of situation and emotions is the author facing/dealing with?
2. What type of words does he use to express his waiting?
3. What types of things does his waiting help him realize about God?
4. Choose a few phrases or verses from each passage as you study it, and put it in a prayer of your own. Express your need of God and your praise to Him.