Bible Verses for the Day | Isaiah 40:29-31
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: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."
Hello everyone…and how is your Tuesday? I've been sitting here…working with God on waking up, after a day of pain. Lately, I have been struggling with extreme fatigue, due to the chronic illnesses I live with from day to day. I have found that an even greater struggle than the pain and tiredness itself, can be the way that these things attempt to dictate my thoughts and even my view on life. If you are experiencing something that has become a struggle within your own life, I'm sure that you can see how moments such as these can drain you of what little strength you have, until you find that these weak moments are now attempting to convince you that you can't do certain things…or even continue on. It definitely is a struggle…and why…because weaknesses such as these can make us an open target, for Satan to prey on.
Yesterday, as I was trying to find a way to get comfortable, while going through a lot of pain; I began to call out to God for help. The pain had taken me to a place, where I was beginning to feel as if I just couldn't get through another day; but it was through these moments…that I began to realize that these weren't my chosen thoughts; but rather, it was Satan using this pain against me…to discourage me and convey thoughts that could possible convince me to give up.
After finding no way to comfort the pain, I decided to get up and move around a bit…and as I did, I began to feel a peace suddenly take hold of me, as if I had been taken to a different realm. It was at this moment that I began to see that God had heard my cry for help and was giving strength to this body that had become weary and faint.
As I've been sitting here…spending some time with you, I've been thinking even more, as to how we need to turn away from these weak moments and seek God's strength; for when we do…that is when His strength can take us above the weak moments we're experiencing; where Satan can't reach us. Believe me when I say…it's not always easy to do this, when something that seems so overpowering is attempting to bring us down; but I have come to see that it can happen. Just think…when we can shift our thoughts to the Lord; then like verse 31 says in our reading…our strength will be renewed, which will lift us from that place of weakness, where Satan can no longer attempt to have the advantage over us. From there…God's strength will help us to walk beyond these thoughts that are attempting to bring us low…to the place where we can continue on with that perfect strength.
Lately, I have come to see that the only reason I can accomplish all that I accomplish in my day; is because I don't allow these chronic issues to control my life. Like Philippians 4:13 says… "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." The way I see it; is that we have 2 choices. We can either allow ourselves to remain weak…where Satan can continually use this weakness to control our thoughts…and even the way we view life; or we can let God build us up with His perfect strength…a strength that can lift us higher than the problem…to a place where Satan can't reach us.
Throughout all the years of surgeries, dislocations and pain, I have truly come to see that these difficult moments can be sustained…and can even keep our thoughts headed in the right direction, with a strength that can help us to accomplish all things; that is, when we choose to remain connected to God and His perfect strength, rather than being connected to thoughts that will only take hold of the weakness and control our lives even more.
I don't know what you may be struggling with today; but I do understand the battle that can take place within the heart and mind, while walking through these difficult times. I guess what I really want to relay to you the most today; is that there is hope…and a remedy for these moments that can just seem so out of control; but we won't find it, when we're listening to the thoughts that are being conveyed to us through these hard and difficult times. What we need, is a strength that can take hold of our weakness and allow us to be lifted high above Satan's reach…to a place where we can be comforted with a peace that can help and sustain us through these times…and the only One that I know who can do this for us is Jesus Christ…so turn to Him today and let His strength lift you above the problem, rather than face to face with it; and one thing I know…there will be peace, even in the midst of the worst storm.
Today, I just want to stop for a moment and thank God for His inspired words of hope…words that can help us to bypass the ways of Satan. As we close this time together, I pray that the Lord's strength will enter each one of us…to help and become the remedy we need, while facing these difficult times…Amen!
Well…I sure have enjoyed my time with you today! In fact, I see this time, as though we just had a bible study in the presence of the Most High God! I sure hope that the remainder of your day will be a good one…and that you will stop by again tomorrow, for another great God inspired visit with me! Take care…and may God truly bless your heart!
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