Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well lately….but I know recently there are hard things going on… everywhere. This world is fill depression, suicide, floods, hurricanes, fires, death, pain, betrayal and so much more. The thought of all of that makes you almost want to give up…right?
I know it does for me. But then I think about God. I think about all that he did for us, and how we can’t give up, because HE never gave up! We want to keep fighting through the hard times, through the pain…but with our own strength we can’t win…. we must turn to God. We have to use his strength to overcome. We need his strength day by day.
So today I want to talk about renewing your strength. And what better verse to talk about than Isaiah 40:31, right? But I want to go over more than just that verse…
Lately I’ve been having a hard time feeling strong. I feel unable to complete what God tells me to do. I think I’m not enough. Particularly, not strong enough. Not bold enough. But that is not true, because God IS enough, so with him, I can be enough as well.
Are you hurting? Feeling weak?
Isaiah 40:26 says,
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.”
Isn’t that encouraging? God calls us by name. He is nurturing us, and holding us through our weakness. Through our pain and hurt, he is comforting. He’s saying “(your name), come over here, let me hold you. Let me comfort you. I know it’s hard, but I’ll help you through. I am strong in power. Not one faileth.”
Isaiah 40:28 says,
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”
Wow… if someone was to tell me this on my off day… If they see I’m down, that I’m out of energy, out of courage, out of strength, and they say “Hey, haven’t you heard?! Didn’t you hear that the everlasting God, the LORD- the CREATOR of the ends of the earth, he doesn’t faint! Neither is he weary!” and to know that we can have that kind of strength! The kind that will never faint. That will never be weary! That’s a comforting thought to me at least!
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
Wow… That verse just gives me so much courage. To the ones that have no might.. not the ones that are strong does he give strength, not to the ones that are running low on might… the ones that have NO might, he increaseth THEIR strength…
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:”
Even the show-offs, even those in our lives that seem so strong… that seem like they could never stumble, never be confused, even they will utterly fall without God’s strength…
Now this next verse is the main one I want to talk about. This verse has meant so much to me recently.
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.”
If we wait on the Lord, he shall renew our strength… Sometimes it’s hard to wait, but we have to. The pain can’t last forever. We must wait on God to work. Sometimes through life, we can soar as eagles, sometimes we can run…but sometimes we can do nothing but walk…but God gives us strength to walk without fainting… we may not always be soaring through life, but if we even have strength to walk…that is enough. GOD IS ENOUGH! He will give us strength so that we can walk and not faint, so that we can run and not be weary…and so that some day we can mount up with wings as eagles.
But right now, when the pain is overbearing, we have to wait. We have to keep walking through life and trust God… we have to just let God have the pain. We have to trust in his perfect will and his perfect plan. And pray through every situation.
Thanks for reading! Love you girls!! If you have any prayer requests, please share, we’d love to pray for you!