Isaiah 40:30,31 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (NRSV)
Two Flat Tyres
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Tiredness is a pandemic in society today. What’s the matter? Aren’t people getting enough sleep? Possibly. But as important as sleep is, when it comes to the exhaustion that many are experiencing, I have a sneaking suspicion that the root cause runs much deeper than that.
Anyone who owns a car knows what it’s like to discover that, yet again, you have a flat tyre. What a pain! But there is something worse than having just one flat tyre. Yep, you guessed it. It’s having two flat tyres. That’s definitely much, much worse.
It happened to me just recently. While I’d been away for a few days, someone had kindly stuck a screwdriver in one of my tyres. Great! So I put on the spare but I didn’t get around to having the damaged one replaced. And then yesterday my wife came back into the house and announced that she wasn’t going anywhere, because a second tyre was flat.
As long as you have a spare, you’re fine. But when the spare tyre’s been damaged as well, you ain’t going anywhere. And that’s how a lot of people live their lives. Emotionally they’re flat, and at the same time they have no spiritual reserves to draw on either. Two flat tyres – they’re not going anywhere.
People often ask me how, at my age, I keep up such a cracking pace. It’s really very simple. Every morning – every morning – I spend time praying; time alone with Jesus, time in God’s Word.
Isaiah 40:30,31 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. (NRSV)Wait on the Lord. Renew your strength. Each and every day.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.