Our Inexhaustible Source of Strength
July 8, 2020, 12:48 PM

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:30,31)

Sometimes I just get weary of it all. Sometimes I’m tired in body and in spirit. My strength is exhausted, my determination is shot, and I’m irritated with life. Have you ever felt like that? I thought so!

Unfortunately one of the plights of people, even redeemed people, is that our strength is exhaustible. We are not superhuman creatures. Our strength runs out and we face the common problem of weariness. While we must face the reality that all of us must deal with weariness, there is hope from the Scriptures of a deeper reality in which we can tap into the inexhaustible strength of God. The passage above reveals that although we all get weary, there is a source of strength for those who trust in and wait upon the Lord.

Do you need an inexhaustible source of strength for your life? Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to draw an unlimited reserve of power to get you through the difficult times? That is precisely the point to which Isaiah speaks.

Isaiah points us to two realities. One is an obvious reality. It is the reality that we all grow weary. The other reality is a deeper reality. It is the reality that as we act as people of faith, trusting in and expectantly waiting on the Lord, we find inexhaustible strength. The real question is: Which reality are we willing to settle for? (More on this next post).