Tuesday, July 17, 2018

R E N E W E D   S T R E N G T H
Isaiah 40:30-31

When was the last time you were running in practice and your legs felt like spaghetti?  Did you wish for wings so you could fly?  Did you long for a new set of legs that didn't get tired?  Where could one find new strength and vigor for the day's competition?  The Bible has an answer.

In the prophet Isaiah's book at chapter 40 and verses 30 through 31 it says, "Even youths grow tired 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." 

Everybody gets tired, even the best of us get a little weary.  The promise here is that we don't have to be overcome by fatigue, but can soar beyond our limits.

How does that work?  He says here that those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength.  This waiting is to trust, to see a source of power outside ourselves.  Even when you're growing tired, out of breath, legs turning to rubber, trust and press on.

Trust God to put some spring back in your legs, some wind back in your lungs, some focus back in your vision, some power back in your arms.  Most of all trust Him for some renewed faith, hope and love in your heart. 

Play today with a sense that you've tapped into an inexhaustible source of power.  Play with strength that's renewed minute by minute. 

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 11:1-13
I Thessalonians 5:1-11
II Chronicles 10-12