“He (the Lord) gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble or 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: 29 – 31)
What wonderful words of encouragement are found in this familiar passage from Isaiah. All of us surely know from our own experience what it is like to reach the end of our capability, to feel as if we simply can’t go on any more, as if every last vestige of strength and capacity has ebbed out from us. But there is One whose strength never runs out, who is always there for us, no matter what. And when we put our hope in God, we can draw on that strength to an infinite level; yes, His strength will never run out and we will find in Him new energy, new power, a new ability to soar high above anything that the world and its pressures can throw against us.