When things are changing and oftentimes out of our control, it is hard to remember that God is working on something good, and he has us in mind. But in the above verse, David recalls how good God has been again and again in the past, which helped him believe that God would do it again in his future!
We as human beings have the same struggle David did, and it is normal for us to want to have factual, concrete proof before we believe. But that isn’t how God wants us to live; He wants us to believe first. So, the struggle begins. Depending on your personality, you struggle either like Thomas, who wanted proof before believing or like Peter, who moved forward too quickly before he knew God’s direction. Either way, we struggle, and that is okay because we are humans.
The key is to cry out to Him when we struggle and ask for Him to light the way. It is hand in hand walk on the beach, consistently checking in with Him. That way, we don’t walk too quickly or too slowly, because our companion (the Holy Spirit) walks with us!
So, what do we do while we seek to know what God is up to; while we are waiting for the good outcome that He promises? Well, we already have the first step, pray…talk to God every time you have questions or become doubtful. He is a breath away, so stay in touch.
But, next, we are to wait expectantly. We watch for what we have prayed for, and we expect God to answer. I heard a preacher once say that if you pray for water and then come upon a water fountain, God has answered you, but you still have to walk across the room and drink from it. You see, we are working with God, and that is the way he wants it, hand in hand, together!
And when he does allow you to see what He is doing (which may not be in the beginning because we are still wrestling with believing but somewhere in the middle) when we are expectantly watching for him to show up, we become excited because we can see from a higher level and realize that the verse in Isaiah 40:31 has become real. It says,
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
You see, this trust thing is a process. Each new thing is an opportunity for us to fly, and just like a plane flies against wind resistance, so too do we in the challenges of life. We keep praying; we keep believing, we keep trusting, we keep expecting even when there is resistance, because we know just like a plane will lift into the air, so too will we rise on the wings of the Holy Spirit!
So, my friend, I ask, do you want to fly like an eagle, do you want to run and not be weary, do you want to walk and not faint? If you do, then trust our Lord, He will not fail you, and the view will be glorious!