“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.… Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.”Isaiah 40:29, 31a
Our store of energy is rather like a torch battery: eventually, it runs low and only gives out a faint glimmer of light. The Lord promises to renew our energy so that our light will shine brightly.
He does even more than that. He totally re-energizes us with all the force of new life every time we look to Him. We could try resorting to “bootstrap strength” and pull ourselves up on our own. But telling ourselves to just buck up will not do the job. By His power the Lord strengthens us. He upholds us with His right hand and inspires us. He empowers our new self to be courageous and firm against the devil’s schemes.
An encounter with Jesus through His Word will always invigorate us. In Him we truly can “run and not grow weary,” “walk and not be faint.” My prayer for you echoes Paul who prayed that “out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Ephesians 3:16). Take note of a fresh energy from the Spirit of the Lord surging through you, equipping you for the day.
The new energy of the Lord will give you a winsomeness to reach out to those around you.
Bible In A Year
- Exodus 1-2
- Psalm 26
- Mark 6