Transformed in My Physical Health
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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. Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV)
Have you ever felt like you’ve had enough? Have you ever had ad ay where you felt like you just couldn’t go on? Maybe you’ve been physically worn out by sickness or stress and you’ve had to make yourself get out of bed in the morning. Or, maybe you’ve found yourself hopelessly addicted to something and you feel like you’ll never have the strength to overcome it. It could be that you struggle with depression or anxiety and every day feels like a chore. Maybe you’ve felt like giving up.
If that’s you, read that verse again. Look at the promise it contains: “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.
Four times the verse tells us that God will do something for us. Not might, or may, or could or probably will, but will. This verse is full of promise for us if we put our hope in the Lord. To hope in the Lord means to trust that God has a plan for your future that will work. When your situation looks hopeless, you need to put your hope in God and his plan.
If you are worn out today, put your hope in the Lord. Ask him to renew your strength. Ask him to work out his plan for your future – the plan that will work. And as you do, he promises to give you the physical strength to rise above the things that are holding you down.
(Transformed: How God Changes Us by Rick Warren)