Friday, June 22, 2012

Finding New Strength

It's been a stressful week and some of the problems I've been facing have caused feelings of discouragement to rise up within me.

But last night something within me changed.  It started when I opened my study guide to see that the chapter our small group would be going through that night addressed one of the exact issues I was dealing with.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Then on the drive home I had a good reminder from God that He is still in control and I'm not in this alone.  It's not up to me to find a solution to the problem.  Yes I have my part to play, but if I turn it over to Him, He's going to lead me and show me what to do.

This verse keeps coming to mind.  I know it's quoted often, but it's one that really encourages me and I thought I'd share:

"The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:28-31)