New Strength

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

—Isaiah 40:31

 

Are you tired today?

Weary?

Ready to give up?

The LORD can give you new strength.

New energy.

A new vision for the future….

 

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On Wings Like Eagles

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Do you feel weary today?

Are you weak?

Are you tired?

Are you stumbling, feeling like you’ve fallen too far to get back up?

There is hope for you, for me and for all of us.

That hope is in the Lord.

I photographed an eagle yesterday.

The wingspan was wide and powerful looking.

If we hope in the Lord, the Bible tells us we will renew our strength and we will soar on wings like eagles.

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Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting 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

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Get Me Out of Here

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Who will give me wings,” I ask—
    “wings like a dove?”
Get me out of here on dove wings;
    I want some peace and quiet.
I want a walk in the country,
    I want a cabin in the woods.
I’m desperate for a change
    from rage and stormy weather.

—Psalm 55:6-8  The Message

In the Old Testament, King David knew what it was like to be overwhelmed.

To be betrayed.

To have slanderous things said about him.

To have people conspire against him.

After all, he was a king and nations do rise up against nations.

But no matter what happened, David would always return to his faith in God.

When he was troubled, he turned to God for help.

When he was joyous, he turned to God in praise.

In the passage above, David is tired of all the trouble that has mounted itself in front of him.

He longs for peace and an absence of the problems that are weighing heavily on his heart.

Peace and quiet.

A walk in the country.

A cabin in the woods.

Desperate for change…..

Haven’t you felt that way before?

Just wishing to fly away and leave it all behind?

King David trusted God, even in the hard times.

The dangerous times.

The confusing times.

He trusted Him in the good times.

The prosperous times.

The joyful times.

If you are in the midst of trouble today, I urge you to pray and tell God what is on your heart.

If you are in a place of peace and calm today, I urge you to thank God with a joyful voice.

Wherever you find yourself at this moment, God is there.

He is faithful……

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