Isaiah 40:31 – “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 faint.”
Do you get tired after a hard day of work? Tiredness may creep in soon and you will be needing a good night’s rest to renew your strength for the next day. A Christian’s life is like a battleground where he needs to live a life worthy for God. He will have to encounter several hurdles in overcoming the evil one. In spite of his struggle, his hope is in the Lord. He trusts that God is able to take care of him no matter what the situation is. After spending time with God in prayer and meditation, his strength is renewed like that of an eagle. He can soar high in the sky for hours together without getting tired. If someone persecutes you, continue to be good to him. “…let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Gal. 6:9). Your continual persistence to represent Christ will help you to be an effective witness for Christ.
Are you waiting on the Lord or will you faint on the day of adversity? If you do faint on the day of adversity, your strength is small (Prov. 24:10). Believe and trust that God is able to help you overcome all the troubles. Nothing is impossible by God (Luke 1:37). Hagar and her son Ishmael were sent out of Abraham’s household, and as they wandered through the Wilderness of Beersheba, the water was used up. God heard Ishmael’s cry for water, saved his life and promised to make him a great nation (Gen. 21:15-18).
David was running away from King Saul. David and his men were living in Ziklag with their families and when the Amalekites had destroyed Ziklag and took their family members, David’s men were talking about stoning David as each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. Although David was distressed, he found strength in the Lord his God (1 Sam. 30:6). God was able to deliver David and his men’s family members from the Amalekites.
As a true Christian like Paul, are you able to say that “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7)? Are you able to renew your strength and fly like an eagle?