Sunday, 11 August 2013

Snapshots From The Bible WK32~ Isaiah 40:29-31- The Lord gives strength.

Isaiah 40: 29-31
‘He gives strength to the weary 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.’

Sometimes we become tired for no apparent reason and at others we have a myriad of reasons. Tiredness is created from physical or mental causes, some of which is necessary and normal.
Long lasting tiredness is different and may be indicative of an underlying problem. Illness is an obvious cause as is depression or being in a state of emotional conflict. Whatever the reasons, we are reassured of renewed strength if we trust in God.
This is something that we can easily over look if we are used to tackling everything ourselves. When we go about life under our own strength we are self- limiting. There are short periods when we relax and renew energy and we can assist ourselves positively through various different means including yoga, meditation and other forms of healing and inner renewal. God is promising a kind of renewal that increases our power and ability to pick up life and move on. Interestingly emphasis is put upon the youth whom we would think of as energetic, yet this identification is very real- as those of you with teenagers will relate to!
Next time you feel tired and weary, remember this promise and claim it for your own. 

Jaz McKenzie
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