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Waiting is Training

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). We are God’s children, and it is His responsibility to train us. Waiting on God teaches us to trust Him implicitly, expressively, and without anxiety or frustration. God abolishes the mental weariness of Adam. He eliminates the attitude of negativity in the old man. The faint spirit of the flesh is erased by waiting as He builds us up through Words of life (2) and grace (3). In the end we are quickened, renewed and revived with life from above.

How often do you get bored with your life? Children get tired while they wait. Do you answer before thinking? Talk without faith? Move without grace? Evaluate without discernment?

God trains us through waiting so we will not be weary. He wants to give us renewed strength to speak, to think, to act and to endure. The word “strength” is “kowach” in the Hebrew. It refers to strength not only in the emotions, but in the physical body as well.

God imparts strength from His presence through His word to “they that wait” (Isaiah 40:31).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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