Olympic competitors are known for their amazing determination. They consistently endure strenuous training for years. To become great, these athletes must go the distance and overcome mental, emotional, and physical fatigue. In many ways, our life’s journey can feel like an endurance challenge. We face continual obstacles along a lengthy, arduous path of surprises. For this reason, many gives up their dreams and others abandon the ways of righteousness. We all know how it feels to be weak and weary. However, there is an unending supply of power available in the reservoir of heaven.
A promise is given to us in Isaiah 40:31: “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.” God can enable us to do tasks that are beyond our abilities. He wants to help us conquer our battles, soar over our trials, and obtain the victory by faith. Our responsibility is to wait upon him. That means to depend on the Lord and look to him with expectation. He doesn’t always intervene immediately and eliminate all our struggles. However, a mature believer knows that his timing is perfect and always carries unfathomable wisdom. In due time, God will replenish our strength and raise us over the challenging mountains that stand in the way.
Have you felt overwhelmed and worn down by numerous burdens lately? Sometimes it is simple day-to-day problems that can get a person down. Jesus has sent the invitation to come to him in these moments. Accepting this call will allow us to find rest and help lift the weight too heavy to carry. Never give up because he is the source that never fails. When we follow his plan, even the worst of circumstances will work for our good. Grip Isaiah’s promise and know that God has not forgotten you. Be determined like the Olympic athletes and go the distance. They will receive a temporary prize that will not last forever. The faithful will gain an eternal reward that is everlasting.
(Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister In Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected])