SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 40:28-31
28 Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. 29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. 30 Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. 31 But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
In all their exhaustion and weariness, the beaten down and enslaved Israelites have forgotten some essential things about God which the prophet Isaiah endeavors to remind them:
God is the Everlasting Creator.
God never gets tired or loses energy.
God himself is beyond human comprehension, understanding, definition, and imagination.
Although God is “wholly other” (i.e., totally unlike us) when we trust him, he does two amazing things for us:
He gives us power when we are weak.
He gives us strength when we are powerless.
Living off divine power is something David revealed in utilized in Psalm 27:1
“The LORD is my light and my salvation. The Lord is the strength of my life.”
One prominent symptom I have been experiencing since contracting the “virus” is an absolute zap of physical energy. Simple daily tasks have, at best, been slow and laborious. However, I have been surging recently, not only because my antibodies are finally kicking in but also because I have been waiting on the Lord more often than usual. As such, I feel more of his sustaining energy within me. So today, spend some time waiting on, and trusting in, the Lord. Allow him to be the strength of your life and experience a new surge of energy you never thought possible.
Dose us with your power, energy, and strength so that we might be all that you want us to be and do all that you want us to do. For your glory and our joy, Amen!