Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Waiting

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They say an eagle returns to its nest when wounded. In this safe place of rest, it lies on its back with open wings and faces the sun. When healing comes, the mighty eagle rises up with outstretched wings…free once again to soar towards the heavens.

I once had the privilege of owning and operating a beauty shop in my home. My clients often became good friends. We were sisters in community…wanting change on the outside—needing to be valued and loved on the inside.

After seven wonderful and fulfilling years, all came to a halt. My doctor said I had Epstein Bar Disease, better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had to close my business in order to get well.

My home became the sacred nest I needed during this interrupted season of my life. At the same time, I missed friends and acquaintances. Within weeks, I lost all sense of community as solitude turned to loneliness.

Yet, in the days and months ahead, I grew to love the quiet. I met God every day in my safe place of rest. I pictured myself being held in the arms of Jesus as I waited for strength to return.

One of my favorite bible promises became my meditation and prayer.

“Those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” (Isaiah 40:31 NASB).  

During my time of bible study, I discovered four biblical principles I would love to share with you.

            1. To wait on the LORD does not necessarily refer to a set time—
but a heart attitude of trust set upon God. (Proverbs 3: 5, 6).

            2. To wait on the LORD suggests a strong expectant faith,
knowing God is able to help in times of need. (2 Corinthians 12:9).

            3. To wait on the LORD is to hope in God’s strength, not our own. (Isaiah 40: 28.29).

            4. To wait on the LORD is to trust in the character of a loving God
who sent Jesus to redeem and restore that which was lost. (Isaiah 43:1)

Are you wounded or weary from the hard curves life threw at you?

If so, run to Jesus!

Wait in His presence. Leave your wounds and weariness behind. Rise up…refreshed and renewed with spirit wings like an eagle.

 

19 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. Thank you for this word to secure my day, Glenda . . . Waiting . . . the very heart of my message this coming weekend. To wait on the Lord is to HOPE in God’s strength, love it!

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  2. Dear Glenda, how very appropriate for our body of believers at this time! So powerful! The great & powerful bird humbles itself and becomes vulnerable as it lays on its back,waiting only on the Son to bring the healing. (Is this prostration in prayer before God?) What symbolism!
    Ah, my friend, you have traveled on a path of challenges but HIs faithful hand has kept you & now you share your stories! Does the Word not say to tell the things that the Lord hath done?? (Psalms 71: 7,8, 14-24)
    “I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have ransomed me. I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long..”
    I cherish your friendship. Sandy

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  3. What a wonderful list of truth on what it means to wait on the Lord! It is a heart attitude.

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  4. Thanks for the four principles of waiting on the Lord. I especially love #2–waiting and expecting God to provide. 🙂

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  5. Very good Glenda and I love the fact on the Eagles! Another aspect of waiting, which is also included in the Eagle point, is that of Submission to God’s will over our own will and desires.
    For an animal to lay on it’s back is a sign of submission, as well as trust. In waiting there is submitting to God. Trusting He knows better than we what is good for us – even when our flesh screams the opposite.

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    • Thanks Amy for your comments on waiting. So true abut submission…that’s all God requires for healing to come, both for the eagle and we who are eaglets in training. Oh to keep those spirit wings moving at all times. Love you, dear friend!

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  6. Glenda,
    Thank you for your reminder of what it means to wait on the Lord. This is a favorite passage of so many but I think we often forget–or maybe never quite get–what it means to really wait on Him even though we so desperately WANT to.

    I so appreciate your words and am glad I discovered you.

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  7. Thank you Glenda. Right now I’m waiting upon the Lord and needed that reminder.

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  9. Reblogged this on Glenda Mills and commented:

    I’m reblogging this post from 4 years ago. Every now and then I revisit this place. It’s a good reminder…His Grace is always sufficient in my human weakness. His dynamite power shows up best when I acknowledge my weakness and believe He is able to do what I can never do for myself.

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  10. Just as lovely–and timely!–the second time around. Thanks for sharing your heart. Hugs!

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