~Isaiah 40:28-31 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But 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.
2009 may have had sickness, death or even financial trials for some of you. There may be some who are entering 2010 in the midst of a struggle. Encouragement can be found in today’s passage as we sit and meditate on God’s character. Our precious Heavenly Father, the One who doesn’t sleep, never gets tired, is never so over burdened that He faints, is always there to strengthen us along our journeys. He stands ready at all times to give us exactly what we need when we feel as though we are at the end of our rope!
I love this passage – it has brought comfort, over and over in my Christian walk. Most especially, the Lord has shown His compassion to this child in the last two years! It is as though God drives His point home with verse 31 – He promises to renew our strength if we wait upon Him. How many times can we say that we have sought to solve our own problem or find solace in others instead of waiting on the Lord to do His work? We jump the gun and try to make things work. How many of God’s blessings do we miss out on by not waiting on Him? IF we wait on Him, He promises to give us the strength of eagles (picture this beautiful bird in flight). He promises that we won’t be spiritually tired and we won’t faint. We cannot get this kind of rejuvenation from those around us. This is greater than anything man can provide for us.
I pray that 2010 will be the year that we can all claim these verses and truly possess their meaning in our hearts! No matter what the trial is today that you are experiencing, “wait on the Lord” – trust in Him – turn to Him! Let Him give you the power and strength you need to glorify Him through your circumstances!