As we tread the path of life if we become distracted by the surroundings and take our eyes off of Him who is the object of our faith we find ourselves becoming weary and even fainting, and perhaps becoming like God’s people in Isaiah 40:27 saying, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God” or “the Lord no longer seems to see me or hear my prayer”. But in the following verses (28-31) God gives us this assurance that He “Neither faints nor is weary” i.e. He does not grow tired or become exhausted. When under the storms and pressures of life even the youth totter, waver, falter, and stumble, but God says those who wait on Him, (i.e. twisting themselves together with Him, looking for and to Him with expectancy and hope) will receive renewed strength mounting up with wings like eagles. The eagle does not fear the storm or try to escape it, in fact some say it even gets excited when the storm comes, it does not, like the other birds, hide in the branches and leaves, but rather welcomes the storm and from high on its perch sets its wings using the stormy winds to lift it higher and above the storm! By “waiting” on God we too will rise above the storms and pressures of this world.
God’s loving care
By Rose Hill
My friend have you not even known,
That the creator of the world cares for His own?
He never is weak or weary or faints;
And that He gives power and strength to His saints.
Even the young will become tired and weak,
But strength will be given to those who seek.
To seek and wait might be hard to do,
But look to the one that really loves you.
Don’t become weary or even fear,
He is wanting you to draw near.
He gives you strength and power to run,
And mount up as eagles toward the sun.
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.