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{Hope} To Never Grow Weary

Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the Lord

will gain new strength;

They will mount up with wings like eagles,

They will run and not get tired,

They will walk and not become weary. (NASB)

I have multiple fractures in my left leg bones. I have rods and plates and screws holding my bone fragments together. I’m bionic. However,

Running isn’t an option for me right now.

But I dream of running.

Walking wasn’t even an option until just a short time ago–my mode of transport was a wheelchair or hopping on one leg and using a walker for support.  Although the accident was months ago, I tire easily. I am weary of trying so hard to accomplish the most basic household tasks. It feels like my entire body atrophied from the constant rest that trauma recovery requires.

But I hope for the day I can walk through the waking hours and not become weary. And I hope for the sprint I run to the end of our road with my short-legged Corgi.

I know I’ll be gulping for air, muscles burning, but I will run again.

I can see it in my mind. I can feel the searing breath that fills my lungs. I can feel the working muscles, the “good” sore that comes from working hard.

***

Sometimes life seems a battle and every a turn presents and uphill climb. I get spiritually defeated, battle-weary, run aground.

But hope calls from around the corner. And the fresh-air spirit of Christ fills my soul and I forget to be worn and tired. My spirit walks, runs, even flies, to the source of my strength, my promise, my Lord.

Hope is the winged creature that carries us in faith. Hope is the burning light that leads us on. Hope is whispering, “Don’t give up. Keep on a little longer!”.

When it’s tempting to give up, Hope says, “Wait for the Lord!

“There will be a day that isn’t wearying. There is a race to run and you will endure on my never-ending strength.”

As you enter the weekend, and this busy, final month of the year, listen for the clear voice of Hope calling to you. What makes you weary? What makes you too tired to take another step? Wait on the Lord and look to him for strength. He will strengthen you and give you wings instead of walking shoes.

Blessings,

Alyssa

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9 Comments

  1. oh wow, this was a beautiful reminder, and I am saying a prayer for your recovery. Thank you for this…

  2. those who wait on the Lord … will gain strength … not get tired. i was wonder, that this is His promise to us and why do we go about like we don’t have this promise. Why does it seem so difficult to claim His promise? He has given it to us freely!They will mount up with wings like eagles,

    They will run and not get tired,

    They will walk and not become weary.

    no power other that the Lords can take us away from His Word and promise!

  3. i always wonder why we chose not to claim His promise.. He gives us rest and allows us to mount up on eagle wings and soar high… to run and not grow tired…. Thank you for this reminder that His promise and Word is always there for us to claim. Praying for renewed strength for you ….

  4. Love this. I recently had emergency surgery in a foreign country… To say it’s been difficult is the understatement of the year. I find that I *still* tire easily as a result. But your words are encouraging, and as always, the Word of the Lord will do work in my heart and life–love the passage from Isaiah. Thanks for sharing. Write on.

  5. I understand completely … a year and a half ago I had a heart event and even now I realize I am fatigued and it is frustrating!
    But like you, I am determined to be well! To breath easy and have the stamina to run this race!
    Blessings.

  6. This is my favorite scripture for when i feel weary and tired. i’m sorry for all your physical limitations and pray you will be running again soon! and without weariness.

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