but those who wait for 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.” vs. 31Isaiah 40: 27-31
Let’s face it! There are sometimes massive challenges on our journey to wholeness. We need to make adjustments or changes in the way we’ve been living and we despair at being able to do what needs to be done. Some have become well acquainted with failure in their efforts to get their lives turned around. The obstacles are too difficult and even the well-meaning efforts of our friends to assist fall short. What many have found, as they’d hit bottom again and again, is that they cannot by their own strength pull themselves back up. Immersed in despair they turn to God, admit their powerlessness, and find an amazing reservoir of power. As they tap into that power through daily prayer, they find the strength talked about by Isaiah. They mount up with wings like eagles, they run and are not weary, they walk and do not faint. A strength that is not their own pulls them through the day, and as the weeks pass, one day at a time, they find themselves being transformed. Their definitions of God may vary, but the strength they receive is the same–it comes from outside themselves, and it makes all the difference in the world. The hardest part is putting aside pride and admitting powerlessness–once that happens, all things are possible.
Thought for the Day: Times I’ve needed God’s strength to get through the day.