In case you forgot some of the amazing attributes of the God to Whom we pray each day…. 🙂
So let’s soar, my friends, let’s soar.
And let’s run, my friends, let’s run.
And we’ll walk, my friends – yes, we’ll walk.
Why? Because we continue to place our hope in the Lord, and He renews our strength and sustains us – even (especially?) through the difficult times.
Dear Lord, thank You for this passage from Isaiah 40, which reminds me of how awesome You really are. Forgive me for the “woe is me” attitude I had earlier this evening; as You know, I took a bit of an unexpected tumble (my fault for leaving a pile of unfolded laundry in the middle of the floor) and am now feeling a little achy. So I decided to look up Bible verses with the word “stumble” in them, and I marveled anew at these incredible verses from Isaiah 40. Re-reading these familiar words let me know that my focus was in the wrong place! So I thank You that, when I fell, I did not hit my head, and my injuries (such as they are – achy muscles, mostly) are extremely minor.
Also, the fall reminded me how little control I actually have in my own life. When I was mid-air – and fully aware that I was on my way down – there was really nothing I could do to stop the fall (that was inevitable). However, I could prepare myself, and brace my body for impact, and that’s what I did. Thankfully, my reflexes kicked in, and – since I mercifully stumbled over a pile of laundry – the fall was well-cushioned, and I missed the nearby coffee table by several inches. So I Thank You for Your kind protection, and, for the gentle reminder that I’m perhaps not quite as sure-footed and steady as I think I am. I still need to look where I’m going (literally!), and seek Your direction with every step (Proverbs 4:11-12). In Your name I pray, Amen.