Strength for the Weary
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” (Isaiah 40:29 NIV)
If you feel weary from the battle of everyday life; if you feel weak because you’ve been fighting against all kinds of opposition and you’re worn out, you’re the perfect candidate to receive strength and power from God. Why? Because God loves to give strength to weary people!
The promise is not for those who are self-sufficient, but for people who admit, “I can’t go on! I’m weak, and the situation I’m facing is too big for me. I’ve run out of strength!” God even uses our mess-ups so that we will come back to him and tell him how much we need him. The moment you admit your weakness, the power lever can be pulled in your life and the channel becomes open for you to receive God’s power.
If you are in the thick of the battle today and you feel you can’t go on, the promise is for you. Don’t try to keep a stiff upper lip. Tell the Lord that you’re running out of gas and that you need his strength and his power at work in you. It doesn’t matter how weak you are; the Lord will be true to his Word, and there is no telling what miracle he will do in your life!
Read 2 Corinthians 12:5-10.