Alive: Know who to run to
He gives strength to the wearyIsaiah 40:29-31 NIV
and increases 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 soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
As we look around at our world right now, there is so much that can cause our hearts to be overwhelmed with sorrow.
In today’s reading, the word “hope” is “qavah” in Hebrew. It means to expect and to eagerly long for. This waiting on the Lord isn’t a passive waiting, it’s active and full of faith that God can move.
The prophet Isaiah was a man who knew hardship and difficulty, but he also knew what it meant to run to and wait on the Lord. So no matter the situation, let’s take this invitation to eagerly and expectantly look to him.
We come to you honestly with all that is difficult, broken and hard in the world around us. May it not drive us away from you but towards you. We look eagerly towards you to move, to heal our land and to restore. Amen.
Author: Dr. Lisa Adjei, The Justice Conference UK