Are you looking to soar, but feel worn out? Do you long to regain your strength, but feel as though it is lost forever? Would you like to increase your endurance, but think you are too old? Are you looking for someone or something to energize you?
We all face times in our lives when we feel run down, tired, worn out, exhausted, and perhaps even depressed. It is natural for these times to comes upon us. It is at these times we long for our boundless youth. We look at young children and wish we had their energy.
Perhaps we should first consider why we are exhausted. In most cases, it is because we are doing it all on our own. We aren’t asking for help. We aren’t accepting help, if it is offered. We don’t trust anyone else to do the work. We have put more on our plate than we can handle. We are not prioritizing the work appropriately, putting first things first and allowing the rest to wait. And…we have heard all this before.
How do we get through these times? Prayer and accepting God’s guidance. That sounds easy and cliché. It may be cliché, but it is not always easy. It may require making some tough decisions. For instance, we may need to put off what we would rather do in order to do what needs to be done immediately. God will help us set those priorities. He will provide the guidance. He will strengthen our resolve and increase our energy level to complete the work.
The promise we see in Isaiah’s passage below is a promise indeed. It is a promise we can count on. It doesn’t always come easy. We may hit rock bottom before we finally turn to God for help. Our struggle to get out of the deep hole may take time and energy to complete. But as we lean on God to provide both of those, we learn an important lesson. We learn that God will not disappoint, and He keeps His promises.
To soar on wings like eagles we need to continually be in prayer, asking God to guide us and provide the strength we need. We need to continually lean on God, not our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). We need to trust in God and His promises.
I pray we all ask God for the guidance and strength we need. I pray we trust God and His promises. I pray each one of us prioritizes our lives according to God’s priorities. Spend time in prayer. Ask God for guidance. Renew your strength. Soar like eagles. Follow God’s priorities. Trust God. Trust God’s promises.
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.