“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)
Have you heard the good news? Our God is the everlasting God. The one who lives forever and offers us eternal life with him. His knowledge in unmatched, and his power great. When we have his strength working in us, we are carried above the stresses and trials of this world. If we try and run forward in our own strength we will eventually stumble and fall, no matter how strong we might appear to be. But when we call upon him to lift us up on eagle’s wings, we will soar.
Lord, I proclaim that you are the only one who gives me the strength and power to rise above the troubles of this world. Not that I won’t feel defeated sometimes, but you are always there, ready to take me in your arms and give me a fresh injection of hope and life. Jesus – one day I’ll see you face-to-face – but until then, keep carrying me. Amen.