But those who wait on the LORD will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31
Weary women everywhere! I see them, I listen to them, I look into their tired eyes and wonder how they became so “wearied out” in the first place. Life has surely pounded some of them right into the ground! To others life has apparently been good, but still a weariness invades their personalities.
In the Bible the unweary God speaks to the point, telling us that “even youths will become exhausted” (Isaiah 40:30). The Creator, who is never weary, invites the wearied ones to spend time in his presence; to bathe in the atmosphere of eternal strength; to drink in the air of his power-giving presence—to “wait” long enough to renew their lives. God will mend our raw nerve endings with the stitches of his peace. God’s promise to those who look to him for such renewal is that they will not be shamed (Isaiah 49:23).
Are you weary of your weariness? Wouldn’t you like to rise above it? Have confidence in the Lord, who can help you soar on wings like the eagle! Start “waiting” today. You can wait on the Lord anytime, anywhere. You can stop internally even as you are busy externally. You can wait on the Lord in a car, in the supermarket, at the playground, or in a meeting. When you feel almost too weary to flap your wings one more time, try “waiting.” Soon you’ll be competing with the eagle—and soaring high.
For Further Study: Isaiah 40:18-31
Excerpted from The One Year Devotions for Women, Copyright ©2000 by Jill Briscoe. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.
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