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Monday, February 22, 2010

2/22/10- Isaiah 40:28-31 The Resilient God

2/22- Isaiah 40:28-31

28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thoughts: God never gets sick and tired. He is resilient.  People- even strong young people- get tired and their bodies do not last forever. In fact God is able to pour some of his strength into us, and we need to wait on Him to do just that. But the hardest thing is waiting- even though we are waiting on the greatest Physician. Isaiah’s great truth here is that human strength is weak- even among the strongest of us. But there is strength in faith, and it comes not despite the waiting, but in the midst of the waiting. It takes faith (in our impatient world) to see that waiting is a part of the healing process of God.

Prayer: Teach me Lord, to wait. Help me Lord, to wait. Give me grace again to renew my strength.

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