The Christian Public Servant – “seemingly never-ending process”
July 7, 2017 – Friday
Isaiah 40:31(a) [NKJV] But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength
I wait on a lot of things. I bet you do, too. The older we get, the more patient we become in the waiting game. I wait on the cell to open each morning so I can do my job as a runner here on Life Row. You wait for the coffee to brew before you get dressed for work. I wait on the ice bucket to arrive so I can cool down the brothers a bit. You wait on the air condition to start up when you get to work. I bet we both wait for some of our meals. Yes, the older we get, the better we wait.
But how patient are you in waiting on the Lord? The less patient you are, the more tired you get. Suddenly you have little or no strength left. Am I right?
Waiting on the Lord is a seemingly never-ending process – not because He does not love you, but because he wants to renew your strength. How else will you be strong enough for that new job? For that promotion? For that important task He needs you to perform? The seemingly never-ending process of waiting on the Lord not only strengthens you, it also strengthens those around you.
Are you waiting for something special to happen at work today? Don’t forget that all the time it takes in His seemingly never-ending process will provide the needed strength.
So today at work, be patient – only He can renew your strength!
Father, in the name of Jesus I pray. Thank You for renewing my strength as I wait on You. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA