Friday, October 16, 2009

This Week's WORD

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasing 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

It started Monday morning.
I was working out and Mike was having me do some hard exercises. Trying to encourage me, he said something about soaring like an eagle through the sets, and I told him that reminded me of a Bible verse. I said if I could just remember it I would repeat it to myself and be able make it through this workout he was giving me. So during a breath-catching break we ran into my husband's office and looked it up on Biblegateway.com.
As I did my next set I prayed, My hope is in You, LORD. Please renew my strength!
That evening as I sat in the parking lot during Matthew's soccer practice - with a headache from all the stress and frustration which had led up to that moment - I opened my Bible and read this entire passage from Isaiah aloud. Several times.
Just let the Truth of it sink into my heart, and fill me with hope.
And I've been clinging to it all week!

May you find hope in the LORD today, and see Him renew your strength.
See you back here Monday!

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7 comments:

Jerralea said...

I've always loved that passage. Some translations say they that wait on the Lord will renew their strength. You have to have hope to wait. I pray that I will always remember that hope and wait on Him and not take things into my own hands!

Edie said...

I love this scripture. As I was reading this it came to my mind that God has been giving me my "Week's Word" for about two months now.

Psalm 121:2-3
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

3 boys club said...

I'm surviving with you sister! Braden's been spiraling downward all week with an asthma attack and has only been getting about three hours of sleep a night. He wakes us and brings his little body to the side of my bed and we spend the wee hours of the morning with a nebulizer. All the while I'm battling a cold and sinus infection. I need some renewed strength!

On Purpose said...

The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. Hebrews 7:18-19

This was in my reading this morning...and it ties in nicely to the message He is bathing me in today...HOPE IN HIM!

A hope in Him is so much better!

Mariel said...

That is one of my favorite passages of Scripture...as a homeschooling mama, I DAILY need some renewed strength and support from my very ABLE God!!

Ps. I LOVE readin Scripture aloud, especially in the car...seems to sink into my brain better!!

mommyshaw3 said...

I don't know if you are a fan of contemporary Christian music ~ but one of my favorite artists, Lincoln Brewster sings a song called "Everlasting God" which is taken directly from the passage you wrote. It is an icredible song, if you haven't heard it, I strongly recommend that you do. GOD BLESS YOU!!

Jessica said...

Good for you!!!
I hope today is going better for you. I'm hoping to come back and watch the video in a bit.