Do you ever feel weak and weary? 2020 has been a year that has brought isolation and loneliness, chaos, sorrow, and exhaustion. There have been times when Christians have had to be creative to come together and worship. Families have had to give up meeting together, and people have had to change routines. Hope has been hard to find, and joy has been few and far between. But as Christians, our hope and joy comes from the Lord.
Isaiah 40 describes the strength of the Lord and how He helps the weak. He is not like us. He never grows weary or tired. He gives strength to the weary and power to the powerless. He is not looking for those who think they can do everything on their own strength, but instead, He is looking for the broken. Verse 31 says, “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.” There is strength in trusting in the Lord! This verse says it is a “new” strength. When you trust in the Lord, you will find a new strength that you’ve never had before. Only His strength can fulfill us, change us, and sustain us.
So this year, find your strength in the Lord and trust that He will sustain you. Know that if you put your hope in Him, you will soar on wings like eagles, run and not grow weary, walk and not faint. He will be your strength. Trust in Him for the first time if you’ve never trusted before. Return to Him if you’ve been trying to do it on your own. This is the perfect year to begin anew.