Through His Strength: Part 2

In a previous blog, we were reminded through Isaiah 40:27-31 that although our human bodies grow tired and weary, God never does. He is always active and working in our lives, and we can trust that He is stronger than any difficulty we face in this life.

In this blog, we will examine the latter half of this passage and see how it impacts our everyday lives.

Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and the justice due me escapes the notice of my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

Our annual Race for Hope fundraising event is coming up on June 10th. This event offers a 5k walk, 5k timed run, or 10k certified timed run. When I think of an example of even youths and those considered “strong” by the world’s standards becoming tired, I think of our 10k race. The course of our 10k includes some serious inclines, one of which some have dubbed “the hill of death.”

Through tough physical challenges, even the most athletic person will eventually grow tired and weary. Through trials, we sometimes we grow weary physically, mentally, or emotionally. Thankfully, the Bible offers much hope in these circumstances. According to this passage in Isaiah, God Himself supplies strength to us in our deepest need when we seek Him and wait on Him to act.

We don’t have to go through the trials of this life alone. In fact, we were never created to do so! Believers are to lean on our ever-strong God and cry out to Him for help, and He promises to provide everything we need to withstand the trial and have victory.

What an awesome reminder as we gear up for our Race for Hope! We hope you will consider supporting us through prayer, by donating financially, or by participating in the Race. Find out more here.

Bethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.