“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40: 28-31).

There are times in the waiting where you can start to think you’ve dropped off God’s radar. It’s easy to think you’ve fallen through the cracks, or worse, been completely forgotten by God. From your vantage point there’s only silence. But God has not forgotten you or His promise. If you feel like you can’t make it one more step, or if you’ve already stumbled and hit the deck, He is holding out His hand. Even when you are falling, hope in the Lord, stand on His promise, no matter what the circumstance, and you will find new strength—His strength—to carry on. Often, we feel like everybody else is getting ahead, getting what they want, or worse, getting what we want! But God’s gifts for you will come at just the right time. If you’re truly waiting on God, you won’t miss anything. When you walk with God, you always arrive on time. God is the giver of life and breath. And with these God gives to every creature what they need. A tiny sparrow does not fall from the sky without Him noticing. And He clothes the hillside with an array of beauty and vibrant color. You are His beloved—His son or daughter by faith in Christ. Trust your perfect Father’s heart. He will give you exactly what you need, and as you seek Him, He will even give you the desires of your heart.

Adapted from “Waiting here for You” by Louis Giglio