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Rise Up

“they who wait for 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.”

-Isaiah 40:31

I was looking at this verse today and was studying the word translated here as 'wait.' In Hebrew 'qavah' can mean to wait, look for, hope, or expect.

Another definition that came up was 'bind together,' perhaps by twisting. I love that. So often, I have thought that waiting on the Lord to renew strength was all about His timing and my ability to be patient.

To interpret this text with the idea of binding myself to Him in places of my life that I need strength, helps me understand what mounting up with wings could mean.

Rise Up. I think that's the title for this piece. When we bind ourselves to Him - we rise up. It gives us wings to soar and we can continue to keep going, keep moving. Even in our greatest moments of sorrow, loss, hopelessness or adversity... we rise.  


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