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Four Assurances in Waiting on the Lord

Updated: Mar 17, 2020

Preached by Pastor Dr. Autry Williams

Isaiah 40:31

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.  

Waiting on something or someone can at times be a very hard thing

to do. And when you’re waiting on the Lord to help you out of a crisis

situation, it’s even harder.

Our ability to wait is directly proportionate to our faith and trust in

our source. As we take a closer look at this scripture and dissect it

properly, we will learn exactly what happens when we wait on the


There are four different assurances that the Lord promises believers

who wait on Him.

Four Assurances Promised by the Lord

  1. Your strength will be renewed

  2. You’ll mount up with wings as eagles

  3. You’ll run, and not be weary

  4. You’ll walk, and not faint

Your Strength Will Be Renewed

Verse 31 of our text starts by saying, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their

strength. This verse is telling us that when you wait on the Lord, He promises to give you

renewed strength.

Now to wait doesn’t mean sitting around doing nothing, like a bump on a log. It means to keep on working for the Lord, keep on serving the Lord, keep on praying to the Lord and keep on trusting and believing in the Lord to meet your needs.

Then, after you wait upon the Lord, there’s the promise of renewed strength.

So when you wait upon the Lord, He promises to refresh, revitalize, rejuvenate and renew your strength. So don’t give up! You just keep waiting on the Lord.

You’ll Mount Up With Wings As Eagles

Verse 31 of our text continues with the words, ‘they shall mount up with wings as eagles.

These words mean to soar.

So, what this verse is telling us is that the Lord will build up the believer and empower his spirit to soar high above the trials and temptations of whatever situation he is facing.

The believer will soar just like an eagle soars above the earth.

There’s reassurance in just knowing that even in our roughest times, we shall mount up with wings as eagles. It’s mounting up time! That’s a promise, not a suggestion.

You’ll Run, and Not Be Weary

A believer who truly hopes in the Lord will be strengthen, so that he can run through the

problems, hardships, trials, temptations and tribulations of life, and he will not grow weary.

God has promised us that he will give power to the faint and strength to the powerless.

This is a promise that believers who truly wait on the Lord will be strengthen by the Lord, so

they can run through any test, trial or temptation they encounter. And as they run, they shall

not grow weary.

You’ll walk, and Not Faint

To walk and not faint is the highest stretch possible as a measure of strength. The word walk is used in the bible to express the character of a person as well as a literal walk.

Walking with God is not just an activity reserved for a select few. God desires all of his children to walk with him in our character. A person’s character is who they really are, not who they think they are.

God’s desire is that we become like him in our character.

So each and every day we should all be spending time with God in his Word and in prayer

communicating with him so that we can become more and more like him. And as we grow in

Christ, we will walk victoriously, triumphantly, and not faint.

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