“But those who wait on 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 be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
God renews the strength of those who are weary and exhausted, and who look to Him.
If we rely on God and exercise our faith, God can make us into people who are resilient.
There will come times when we’re too weak to run, walk or even crawl. But the Spirit of God can give us wings of faith to help us fly. Yes, you can fly, because the Spirit will carry and sustain you. The Spirit has become the wind beneath your wings.
Yes, we’re running the race in order to win the prize. We’re running the marathon race; yet we’re to remain calm. We’re moving and doing; yet we’re to be still and know that He’s Lord. We’re to stay still in the presence of God.
We’re running with speed; yet our breathing remains calm, our focus steady. If we’re running the marathon, we cannot afford to get too excited, because the anxiety will cut off the wind. So we’ve to be calm, steady our course, get rid of our fears, dwell not on the past or worry about the future.
And we lift up our heads, look ahead at Jesus and run with endurance. And we’ll find the wind of God’s breath beneath our wings, and we’ll soar like an eagle beyond our expectations. We’re to run with endurance, in a calm and steadfast way.
We relax in the midst of stress, as we run. It is by faith. Faith gives power under control, so we can relax in the midst of all the stressful situations in life.
If we’re to see victory, then our strength must be harnessed, our vision must be focused, and our stride be steady.
By Joshua Chin Hong Lim
Used by Permission
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• Hope in the Wait – A Devotional by Laura Rath