Thank the Lord that He did not leave us alone to establish in our own strength the fruit that we are called to bear for the Kingdom of God. When we are aware of our own weakness we can avoid the trap of an egotistical move that establishes our own glory. Often times taking things into our own hands is a result of fear and unbelief. Is Jesus faithful or not? He is. If so, will we rest in Him and yield to the Holy Spirit? Or will we behave like Saul who simply couldn’t wait even though the arrival of the prophet had been delayed. Is there any example in scripture where a faithful servant of God waited on the Lord and was worse off? Yielding is sometimes the hardest thing to do, but it is absolutely necessary. Read God’s Word. Know who He is. Jesus will supply abundantly the spiritual resources necessary to be obedient! The contentment and peace that every person seeks is only fully and authentically available to those who yield to the Spirit of God.
“To whom then will you liken Me,
Or to whom shall I be equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high,
And see who has created these things,
Who brings out their host by number;
He calls them all by name,
By the greatness of His might
And the strength of His power;
Not one is missing.
Why do you say, O Jacob,
And speak, O Israel:
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
And my just claim is passed over by my God”?
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on 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.