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|'Wait upon the Lord' often difficult|
"They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." (KJV)
This passage from Isaiah is best known for its comfort and encouragement. It is often used as a selected reading during a memorial service and is regularly considered a source of strength to a life facing uncertainties. At first glance it appears simplistic in instruction. "Wait upon the Lord."
"Sure no problem… I got all day… take your time." That mindset is easily found on a nice spring day when the birds are singing and the fish are biting. However, when we feel as though we are hanging from a jagged cliff by an unraveling thread, the waiting can quickly be viewed as a curse. As we face potential disaster, not only is our strength dwindling before our very eyes, but there doesn't seem to be an eagle's wing for miles.
For the full report, see Page 5A of this week's Citizen.
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Jo Ann Cooper is a United Methodist pastor of the LA Conference.