Isaiah 40:31 says,
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
I am sure most of you have heard this verse before. For most of my life, I have heard this verse and even quoted it multiple times. I am not quite sure I have understood it until now. I have always thought that the “wait” means what you would typically think of as waiting. As in waiting for Dr. Ebert to post grades, waiting in Atl traffic, and waiting in line at Wal-Mart, etc.
However, yesterday someone told me that this “wait” actually may mean serve. As in how a waiter serves you your food. I mean after all they are called waiters, right?
The more I think about it, the more I think that it may actually mean those who serve the Lord will renew their strength. It makes sense that God would not just want us to sit idle waiting for him to grant our requests and wishes. Sometimes, at least for me, I just want to sit back on my comfy couch and expect God to work without really putting any effort into His work here on earth. So as you wait for your heart’s desires (finding a job after graduation, figuring out where you might want to settle down, husband, making new friends on your internships, strengthening your relationships with family and friends, passing the boards, or anything else worthy of pursuing) consider not just waiting idly on the Lord to reveal to you what you should do and serve him while you wait.
Your strength will be renewed and you will not grow weary in well doing! I hope that everyone is having great clinical experiences! We are over 1/3 of the way through!