March 10, 2016

Thursday
Isaiah 50:1-11

The people of Israel forgot God. God had not rejected Israel, but Israel had rejected God. When we choose to take our own path and reject God’s path for our lives, we become self-sufficient and place our trust in our own abilities. But those who remain faithful to God are encouraged as he will never leave us and his truth will prevail.

“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; they will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:29-31).

Have you ever felt weak or defeated? I think we can all answer “Yes” to that question. Usually, it is when we do not remain in him or rely on him for strength. There are many reasons we should feel strong and it is because he is with us always, he gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us, and he keeps our way secure. No matter what you are doing, no matter where you are, and no matter the time of day, he is with us. AMEN!