“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, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
One of the greatest challenges of the Christian life is dealing with the problem of spiritual burnout. Isaiah reminded God’s people of the value of waiting upon the Lord. “Waiting” does not mean doing nothing; rather, it is patient service that is not over committed and overextended. Many of us desire to “mount up with wings as eagles” but we go at it the wrong way. Sometimes we assume that the harder we run then the more likely we will fly. The prophet says, however, that the harder people run the more likely they will fall.
Instead, “those that wait (or bind and twist together) on the Lord shall renew their strength.” This type of waiting is the cure for spiritual burnout.
From My Heart to Yours,