Daily Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:31 KJV
Isaiah 40:31 KJV
(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.
Today’s Devotional Is CHANGING OUR STRENGTH
It is more likely that those who are losing heart will read these lines. They feel helpless under the long, arduous life and are ready to give in to despair. It seemed as though God forgot to be gracious and shut down His tender mercies in anger. To all of this, Isaiah states: God isn’t tired. You think He is because it is you. You can change your strength by waiting on the Lord (see margin).
It is not about changing your environment. But altering your courage, endurance, and your certainty of victory will make a difference. Then, despite every obstacle, you’ll fly like an eagle, run without becoming tired, and walk without feeling faint.
The inevitable order. Mounting up–running–walking! It should have started with walking, then it became running. Then the run turned into walking. Finally, the runner soared on wings into the azure like an eagle against the blue. However, the prophetic order is confirmed by experience. Isaiah is correct! We run, we climb, and we walk!
Let’s claim the promise: “Those who wait on the Lord will change their strength.” We have relied too often on the stimulation of sermons, services, and conventions in the past to make the embers glow once more on the altar. With a renewed zeal and enthusiasm, we have returned to our homes with a new energy that can last for weeks or even months. We have then found ourselves again flagging; we have ran and become weary; and we have walked until we feel faint.
All such are the words; if your goal is to once again mount up and run and then walk, you need to change your strength. The future will tell us! Our moods can influence our decisions! Circumstances impede us! Satan uses cold blasts to cool our hearts and minds! Between us and God, sins accumulate their garbage! Let us now turn to Jesus Christ and wait for Him. “My soul, wait only upon the Lord. My expectation is from Him.” Do not look back! Instead, look forward! Do not look down, but upward! Not in, but out! Keep your eyes on Jesus Christ, who is near and alive through the grace of His Holy Spirit. As you wait on the Lord, so will you change your strength.
PRAYER for Today
Lord, Thou knowst how often I’m let down and hindered when running the race that is before me. May I receive Thy abundant grace and mercy, so that my course can be completed with joy and the crown of my life. AMEN.