When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength Isaiah 41,43

This song reminded of a dream, I was standing in the midst of a great ocean with no strength left, but God was there taking me by the hand. I overcame every raging storm before me and deadly waves as if they were nothing. The Lord strengthened me and lifted me up. This dream gave me understanding to the verse in Isaiah, 41:10; “The Lord renews my strength”. May God give you hope and understanding in this amazing promise.

 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.

          The word wait in this verse is the Hebrew word Quvah. Quvah means to bind together of strings made on a cord or bound primitive root, to bind together by twisting.  The verse still is correct in using the word wait, but the Lord explained this verse further to me in a dream I am sharing here. It probably didn’t make sense to say those who cord or bind with strings on the Lord shall renew their strength, but I can explain it further. I suddenly understood this verse after the dream I had-  when I read the hebrew meaning that replaced the word wait- quvah- I jumped for joy! I got it! It’s like finding ancient buried treasure. I hope you find joy in this revelation as well 🙂

        I had a dream…….

         I was standing on the sand before a great ocean. As I looked out onto the waters, I could see stepping-stones on top of all the waters. I knew that I was to walk a straight path on these steps across the waters. Although there were other stepping-stones around me to the right and left, I knew the straight path before me was the best way to go and the way I was supposed to go. Above my right hand was bound cord or rope that was my help. It height went up to the heavens and was always there for me to grab on to for help or strength as I walked through storms and trials.

stepping stones on ocean with my path prepared. Deeper and darker watersI began to walk upon the stones that were on the water.  Upon each stone were words or writing in another language that I did not understand. I knew each stone represented a trial, test, or tribulation, but I did not know the language written upon the stone. (it was written in black and looked Arabic or Hebrew)

the deeper I got, the darker and more rought and choppy the waters became.

As I started out along the shallow waters, my walk was easy. I stepped upon each stone and kept on and on as I walked further out to sea. I knew above me was a cord/rope/ bound string that came from heaven. At the end of this cord/ rope was a round attachment so that I could hold on to it in order to receive my help and strength . It seemed to follow along side of me.This rope/ help was always next to me, always close enough for me to grab on to.

 Sometimes I held on to this help I had available, but other times I just wanted to walk on my own strength. The further I walked out to sea, the more intense and trying the trials and tests became. When I continued to walk on my own strength, I could not move. I stood and struggled and struggled to get further, to get to the next stone, but it was like wrestling a wall. When I reached up and held on to my Help from Heaven, I walked as if there were no trial. I could easily walk in peace through each storm and test as if there were none.
However, many times I wanted to go on my own. I would let go at times and try to walk in my own strength. There I was, in the middle of a dark and stormy ocean. I stood with dark skies above me and raging waves fighting me. I said to God: “Why can’t I just walk on the water without these trials? It would be so much easier if I could just walk on water” with that, I lifted my arm, grabbed on to the help the Lord gave me and kept walking easily again.
The stones were a a light beige, round, smooth with writing on them. The stepping stone covered the waters and the stones got further and further apart as I went further. I had walked very far out into the sea. I could not longer see land and the waters were getting dark and the waves were getting ferocious and terrifying.  The trials and tests that I walked upon became stronger and too big for me. I tried to fight them on my own, but I realized that when I tried to get through these trials on my own, I sat there longer. I couldn’t move further. I would fight and wrestle to get to my next stepping stone, but my strength was no match, and my strength was for nothing. I had to keep reminding myself to reach up and take the help that was there for me. When I would reach up and grab my help from heaven, I was reneewed and strengthened and could easily walk forward over m,y troubles as if it were nothing. I knew I had to keep going- for there was land ahead- even though I was in the middle of the ocean and had a long way to go. There was always hope ahead, there was alway help by my side. I wouldn’t be there forever.     

  I realized that is the way it is here on earth. We wrestle and struggle with our problems, our trials, our tribulations- to no avail. It is worthless to struggle on our own. We are weak without the Lord. Reach out and grab your help from above. It’s right there for you. Put on your weapons of warfare, they are before you. Fall on your knees before Him, He waits for you.

He gives you strength and Power:

  • 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. Is 41
  • Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! Ps 27:14
  • When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. Isaiah 43
  • Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land… But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.  And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him. Ps 37
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4” 13
  • Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
  • Wisdom strengthens the wise More than ten rulers of the city. Eccl 7:9

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 In 2 Samuel 22, David wrote:
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.
 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies. 
When the waves of death surrounded me,
The floods of ungodliness made me afraid
The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. 
In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry entered His ears.
He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters
He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me;
For they were too strong for me
They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my support. 
He also brought me out into a broad place;
He delivered me because He delighted in me.
“The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. 
For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not wickedly departed from my God. 
For all His judgments were before me;
And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.

But those who (cling to the Lord) 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. Isaiah 41 30

Qavah to wait, to cling to:  learn how to wait on the Lord. Hebrew word “קוה” (qavah).  The literal meaning of the word is “to bind together like a cord.”making a rope (cord) by twisting or weaving (binding) thin threads together to form the rope.

A prayer of hope, a prayer of praise, a prayer for direction, a prayer for strength in troubled times

O Lord God of Heaven and Earth,

In danger, I will hide beneath your wings
In fear, I will trust in you
In despair, I give my burdens to you.
In my sins, you purify me
In brokenness, you restore my joy.
In troubles, you rescue me each time.
In hard times, you give me more than enough
I will not be disgraced.
In discouragement, I will hope in You
I will praise You again.
If I stumble, you keep me from falling
You hold me by my hand.
If I have gone astray, you show me the right way
You point in the direction in which I am to go.

   O God, I praise you. You are my King and my God. You knew me before the foundation of the the earth, you know me by name. How beautiful are your laws. Your unfailing love covers me as a shield. You alone are Holy and Righteous. Let all the earth praise your Great name. For in my distress you heard me, You lifted me out of raging waters. You are my refuge and my High tower of safety. I will shout to you with joyful praise. You are my refuge and my strength, my ever-present help in times of trouble.

Lord, my troubles overwhelm me, my enemies surround me and bring trouble. Confuse my enemies O Lord. Confuse and frustrate the plans of the wicked, for wickedness has filled my land, truth and righteousness are no longer found and everything is falling apart. But I will call on my God- The Lord who rescues me- The God who has ruled forever will rescue me. Lord, look upon the threats and those who speak against you and your laws. I will no longer worry about the wicked, I remember that they will soon fade away. Grant your servants with all boldness to speak your Word by stretching out your hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be done through your name of your Holy Servant Jesus.

Lord, may your face shine upon your people. Arise O lord and rescue us. Slap all our enemies in the face for victory comes from you O God, Bless your people. You are my light and my Salvation, why should I be afraid? I will remain confident in You. Teach me how to live O God. Lead me along the right paths. I will wait patiently for the Lord. I will be brave and courageous for you O God. Yes, I will wait patiently for You. You are my Rock and my Safety, my Strength and my Shield. I trust in you with all my heart. You strengthen me and fill me with joy.

Lord, answer my cries in my times of trouble. Strengthen me according to your word. May your name keep me from all harm , send your help from the sanctuary to rescue me and strengthen me from your Holy Mountain. May you grant us our hearts desires and make all our plans succeed. Lord, answer the people’s prayers. Lead me in the right path, O Lord, and make your way plain for me to follow. Bless me, indeed, and enlarge my territory that your hand would be with me and that you would keep me from evil that I may not cause pain to anyone.

Thank you Father for your Holy Spirit, for saving me and dwelling in me. Thank you for your unconditional love, your tender mercies and for faithfully keeping your promises. I know that with you, O God, I can overcome every obstacle, with you, O God, I can do all things through Christ Jesus. I can face each day with joy and victory no matter what comes my way. I stand unshakable because you are with me. No matter what trials may come my way, I stand unshakable because You are My God and in You I trust. I give my burdens to you, O Lord and I know you will take care of me. I trust in you to save me, so why should I be afraid?

Your promises are true and trustworthy, standing forever. You help those who trust in You. You will grant the desires of those hearts who delight in You. You causes those who trust in you to live in safety and prosper.  You give all those who fear your name all their needs.  Who are we that you should consider us? Your grace and love over us is too infinite for us to understand. Thank you for your unfailing love.

If I have gone astray or drifted from your laws, show me the right path. Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a loyal spirit within in me. Do not banish me from your presence. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you. For your instructions are my joy, they are perfect and revive my soul. Cleanse me from my hidden faults and keep me from sin and don’t let them control me. I put my hope in you.

I will not fear when troubles come.  I will not fear when earthquakes come or when mountains crumble into the sea. I will wait patiently for You, my God, I will stand still before Your presence, for You, My God will be honored in every nation and throughout the world. The Lord of Heavens armies is here among us, praise His name, and the God of Israel is our Fortress forever. In you O God, I trust,

In the name of Jesus, the Holy Son of God, I pray  Amen
Psalms  3, 4, 5,6,7,19, 20, 27,28,35, 51,56, Acts 4, 1 Cor 3