I’ve been studying Isaiah 40 for a Series called “They That Wait.” WOW, what a wonderful study it is. While Israel was in Assyrian capitative, God begins to show them His Magnificence, Majesty and Might. Then He encourages His “captured people” to wait upon the Lord. The Hebrew picture here of “wait” is not necessarily about time , but a picture of gathering yourself (mind , will, emotions) and tying (binding) all that you are to the hope and expectations of the Lord. WOW! What a fresh revelation!
This goes along with Heb 6:17-20, “When God wanted to guarantee His promises, He gave His word, a rock-solid guarantee — 18 God can’t break His word. And because His word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. 19 It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God THE MESSAGE