I know that title may sound silly, but I firmly believe that God doesn’t want us to become a Christian and remain where we are. He wants us to move and change. Sometimes change comes in the form of good things and sometimes it comes in the form of difficult things, but in everything we are to grow!
The verse that spoke to me today is Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Some days I need my hope & my strength to be renewed. I need to focus on God and not my circumstances. I need to soar and run with someone else’s strength. How about you?
As I was reading in different versions I realized that there were 3 different words used: Wait, Hope and Trust. Although these words can be nouns or verbs, I believe they are used as verbs in this verse. They are things we should be doing!
Wait: Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.
Sometimes we don’t need to “react” to a situation. We need to delay our action until “something else happens”. There may be something else that will help us make the right (Godly) decision instead of acting rashly.
Trust: Believe in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of.
Trust is something that you have or you don’t have. It makes you vulnerable. People, by nature, aren’t very trusting because it opens them up for hurts. God will never hurt you, so trusting Him is something that will help you in ALL aspects of your life.
Hope: Want something to happen or be the case.
There are lots of things in life you can hope for….you can hope your favorite team wins the ball game, or you get off work early on a beautiful day. But, with God we hope in what He will do in our lives. He IS our hope.
I am really sharing this for myself today, but I do “hope” that you may get something out of it too. 🙂