Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Biblical Thoughts for this Tuesday


"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." Isaiah 40:29-31

Have you ever felt so weak that you felt like you just didn't have the strength to go on? I know I have!! But then God renews my strength and I know I can keep moving forward. That’s what I love about this verse in Isaiah – the thought of mounting up with wings as eagles, running, not being weary, and not fainting!!!! I tell you….just reading that verse energizes me!!!

Things get tough, there’s no getting around that part of life. But we just need to wait upon and trust the Lord. When we do, we will find that time where we are renewed and there really is no feeling that can compare to that moment!

Whatever you're going through right now ~ even if it feels hopeless ~ THERE IS HOPE!!!! There will be a time of your renewing and there will be a time where you will be delivered and when that time comes you will appreciate it.

Think about it, if you were always strong and you never felt weak, would you appreciate it? Would you think about where that strength came from?

When we're weak we hope and wait for that strength that can only come from the Lord, and when we get it we are ever so appreciative for it.

It is the tough times that we go through that brings glory to God. It is when we long for something that we appreciate it the most ~ and when we are most thankful for it.

God wants us to appreciate the things that He gives us. Whether it is strength, food, clothing or anything else, the Lord wants us to thank Him for these things and know where they come from. Whatever trial you're going through, remember…

Romans 8:28 ~~ And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 comment:

Tori said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement!!!