Renewed Strength

“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.

I thought of this Scripture yesterday while I was out for a long walk. At the top of a huge hill I saw a bird soaring majestically above the tree tops. (No, it wasn’t an eagle, but in certain situations even a crow can soar majestically!) The ease at which the large bird allowed itself to be propelled by the breeze was a sharp contrast to the way I had labored to the top of the hill.

Life is often a struggle. With great effort we endure pain and suffering, overcome obstacles and maneuver our way through hard times. Sometimes we feel like we don’t have the strength to go on; we have become very weary from life’s journey.

It is in times like these that we need to rely on the strength and power that is available from God. Free for the asking, the Lord will renew the strength of anyone who will trust in him. God supplies the power; all we have to do is spread our wings in faith.

Allow God to renew your strength today.

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