This passage brings much encouragement to me during times of challenge;
Isaiah 40:28-31 (KJV)
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
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.
This world is a mess, and it looks like the mess will continue. Jesus told us that the condition of our world would grow worse and worse. There is more crime than ever before, and the problem of sickness has reached epidemic proportions. The problem of sin is very real and becoming more deadly each day. Politicians are more confused than ever. We see that these educated, intelligent men and women are losing credibility with the voters. The results of the last Presidential election reflects the growing frustration Americans have with the electorate. What a pity that the elected officials are too blind to see this change.
I write this missive to bring you hope and encouragement. Believers are not to be swayed by the events of the current world condition. With great joy and excitement the Apostle Paul tells us that our citizenship is in Heaven, and from there we look for a Saviour; “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” Philippians 3:20 (NIV).
While we wait for our Lord Jesus to come back, we must learn the discipline of waiting on God. Isaiah says that when we wait on the Lord, we get stronger. Praise our God! Waiting for the Lord to move increases our faith. We mount up and refuse to look down at the circumstances, we look up and see the salvation of the Lord. We grow stronger, and we will not faint.
I encourage you to wait on the Lord and rise above the mess we see developing in our world. Don’t worry about the politicians and the others in power. OUR GOD IS IN CONTROL. HE IS EL-SHADDAI, the all mighty one. Today is the day of your victory and your miracle. I stand with you and agree for your supernatural intervention. Let’s start soaring!
Peace to all,
Bishop Eric Lambert
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