As I type the skin under my eyes is puffy and worn. I have been through a month of rather unfortunate health ailments and find myself very tired. This, in itself, is not something to complain about- as I can imagine far worse fates as I step into this new year…but, for me, it’s where I’m at.
I’m ready for a change. I read in my Bible app today a verse that stopped me in my tracks- not because I’d never heard it- but because it is exactly what I hope for in this following year.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
“Hast thou not known? Has thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Sometimes I think I’m too young to be weary, buck up… get out of your junk and move on. But this time, I see that there is a waiting involved. It’s not a leisurely-sit-back-and-relax wait though, it’s about seeking after the One who gave me life and wants me to live it to the fullest. There is a belief in waiting that I’ve been lacking…and I am uniquely aware that this time needs to be different.
He alone has the power. He is such a good kind Father. He knows my frame, my weakness, my frailties…and He loves me through it all. He created me for purpose, for love. Let this be the year I encounter more of His love, as I wait upon Him.