I've often wondered what it must feel like to fly. To soar high above the ground with only the wind beneath wings spread wide. Regardless of the fact that I'm pretty sure I'll never actually fly, I am sure of some things. I'm assured of God's promises. This passage from Isaiah 40 (from the NIV) is one of my favorites because of the comfort it provides.
28 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.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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.
Powerful words. Powerful promises. We may not actually find ourselves flying, but God has given us the powerful imagery of feeling free. Soaring on eagles' wings. Finishing the race with vigor. God knows we can become tired and discouraged, but his promises remind us that he is ever present. He will not let us down.
Thank You, Lord, for your promises. Promises that you keep - even when we don't keep ours.
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