Thursday, March 29, 2018


Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

One thing I remember about raising our two kids was their boundless energy. It’s almost like their little bodies manufactured energy. And they seemed to have only two speeds: faster and fastest. I remember saying to one of them, “Do you want to take a nap?” “NO, I NOT TIRED!” So, I literally had to drag the child to the bedroom. “Not sleepy, not sleepy.” I had no longer than put the child in the crib, covered her up, kissed her on the forehead, and she was already asleep. Scripture says “even the youths shall faint and be weary.” 

Well, I don’t have to say too much about the rest of us here. We adults certainly have constant reminders of our weariness. It seems the older I get, the more times of refreshing I need. That’s because God didn’t create us as self-contained, autonomous creatures. 

That’s also true in the spiritual realm. I don’t know of anyone who walks this earth in self-sustaining satisfaction. We keep looking for that “fountain of youth,” a renewal place that we can return to often to recharge our batteries. 

I have come to know that place! Those who “wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.” He is the source of life that is never empty. You don’t have to wait around for Him to charge up. His supply never runs out. Come to Him in any condition. Young, old, rich, poor, sick or well. He will supply the strength you need, not just for that moment only, buy also over and over throughout our lives. 

Don’t be like the child who denies they need rest and strength. Go to God and wait. Wait for His good purpose. His good timing. His good supply. Lay your head on the pillow of grace and find the deep, much-needed renewal that He provides.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, 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 faint. Isaiah 40.30-31

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