Someone asked me recently how my day had been, and I decided to answer honestly: exhausting. A busy day in the midst of a busy week in the midst of a busy month had worn me out, and summer break can’t get here soon enough. I suspect I’m not the only one feeling weary right now.
Maybe you’re caring for young kids or an aging parent and feel like you never get time to recharge or take a break.
Maybe you’re pouring yourself out all day into a demanding job, and then heading home to face another long list of responsibilities.
Maybe your exhaustion stems from an ongoing struggle to parent a challenging child, cope with illness, or grieve a loss.
On weary days, I love this promise from Isaiah 40:30-31:
“Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.”
God gave Isaiah these words of encouragement for Israelites who would be carted off to exile in Babylon. They would need God’s sustaining strength to get them through decades of hardship. And God’s strength would be sufficient for them, just as it is for us today.
When we wait on the Lord, He will renew our strength. We may not feel like we’re soaring like eagles, but we can trust that His power is carrying us through the challenges we face.
The previous verse gives us the proof that God can keep His promise:
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” (Isaiah 40:28)
Our God is the everlasting God who created the universe. He never gets tired, and He never lacks understanding. His infinite power never runs out. And He promises His sufficient, satisfying strength to those who call out to Him.
No matter what we face this week, we can trust the Lord to renew our strength.Share