“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles” (Isa. 40:31, NIV).
No question. Getting weary is easy, in part because life demands so much of us. Where do you turn for relief, comfort, and escape from all the pressure?
God gives us a promise in His Word. The Creator, who “neither faints nor is weary” (v. 28, NKJV), invites weary ones to spend time in His presence, to bathe in the
atmosphere of eternal strength, to drink in the air of power-giving presence—to “wait” long enough to renew their lives, and to restore our souls with His healing touch. God mends our raw nerve endings with the stitches of His peace. What a God we serve!
God’s promise to those who look to Him for such renewal is that they shall not be disappointed (Isa. 49:23). Are you weary? Wouldn’t you like to rise above it? Have confidence in the Lord who can help you to soar on wings like the eagle.
No matter how exhausted life leaves us, when we look expectantly to God in faith, we will surely find solace, strength, and hope. This living hope renews, heals, restores, and redeems the day.
—Raquel Arrais, associate director, Women’s Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.