“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. 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 40:28-31 NIV
Today was one of those, God speak to me moments, when you pick up your Bible, flip it open and hope for the best. Have you ever done that? I don’t do it all the time, but some days, it’s what I love to do. I hold it in hope, what will he speak into my life today? It’s usually in a needy moment, where my heart is saying, ‘please speak’.
Thankfully bibles, pretty naturally turn to the Psalms, it’s a big book, right in the middle, and there is always comfort found there. But every now and then in those moments, where you hope for a God sized talking too, you open to a passage that is well worn and at the sight of it you think, ‘thank you Jesus’, that is just what I needed to hear today. I love those days.
This morning I read Acts and Job from my bible plan, and it was full of goodness, I sat and let the words soak deep. But this afternoon, when I walked through the door, I had a ‘please speak to me moment’. I opened to Isaiah, and the word of God reminded me to remember Him, to not forget Him, He hasn’t left, He won’t leave, He’s right there, all the way. A gentle whisper to remember who He is, this gentle word; don’t forget Him, don’t lose sight of Him, remember who He is.
The Ancient of Days, full of wisdom and stronger than youth. The creating one. This God who says I will not get tired of caring for you, I will not weary from loving you, I will not rest from helping you, wherever you are, whatever is happening, I will carry you, so that you will soar. The one who flung the stars into the sky says so. Where you have lost your strength the strong one makes you stronger, where you have lost your fervor, the alive one will renew it, where you have lost your way, the wise one will guide you. All my strength is found hoping in him, hoping in the saving one, who forever keeps his promises.
I needed that word today, it was all I needed, just a reminder to look up and hold on, He is greater, He is good.
Love, Grace and Strength for your day
This is Day 12 of the 31 Days of Faith Series, click to read more x