Do you not know? Have you not heard?Isaiah 40:28-31
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they 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.
This morning I read these verses aloud in a prayer meeting and wept.
Where does God lovingly tell His people to renew their strength? In WAITING for the Lord. After all, He is the everlasting God, and He understands your burdens in ways that are beyond your comprehension. He is able to do IMMEASURABLY more than all we could ask or think (Ephesians 3). He carried the greatest burden of our sin on the cross, and He will carry our daily burdens too. He will renew your strength, no matter how defeated and weak you may feel. And by God’s strength you WILL have victory. Victory over hopelessness. Victory over sin.
Where else are you looking to renew your strength? Self love? Me time? Netflix binging? Venting? Wine? Friendships? Tears? Cleaning? Eating? A different hair style?
My brothers and sisters, do you not know?? Have you not heard?? The LORD, the Creator of the ends of the Earth is YOUR God. HE alone can give you power and increase your strength. He alone is able to deliver you from the darkness of your sadness and heavy burdens you bear. And not only that, but He knows what it is like to suffer, for He ultimately suffered for YOU. Anything else that you attempt to use to renew your strength, will always fail you!
Have strength today, by the power and might of the Creator of the Universe. Do not be coerced by the fleeting promises of the world. Turn from your weariness and renew your strength in the Lord alone. He will never fail you.