Thursday, January 20, 2011

Awe and Encouragement

Due to being very busy and tired, I have not posted on my blog much lately. And that's why. My first sentence in this post is awkward and full of helping verbs, but I no longer have the brain power to fix it. So, instead of writing something more original, I decided to share a bit from my favorite passage, Isaiah 40. I find this chapter awe-inspiring and encouraging, and I turn to it often for comfort. Tonight, at the peak of my weariness, I turned aside from work to read it again, and would like to share the last few verses of the chapter, which are among my favorite in the Bible.

"Why do you complain, Jacob?
why do you say, Israel,
'My way is hidden from the LORD,
my cause is disregarded by my God'?

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the Earth.
He does not grow tired or weary,
His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
And increasing 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 fly on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary,
They will run and not be faint."*
I hang desperately onto that promise, hoping in the Lord for my strength tomorrow and Friday.

*New International Version
By the way, I posted this on the wrong blog at first. Just goes to show how tired I am.

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