April 13, 2021: Strength for the Day
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isa. 40:30–31, NIV).
I have always loved watching the bald eagle, as it majestically and powerfully flies through the sky. In my travels, it makes my day when I see an eagle. Family members know my love for eagles, hence, I have many pictures of eagles in my office.
Over the years, I have also enjoyed running. Not the marathon-type running, but a simple, daily run, just enough to get my heart rate going and clear my thoughts. There is nothing better than a good 5K run to get the day going.
Lately, I have been feeling more body aches and have had to curb the running. And I’ve been reminded of this verse over and over: “Even youths grow tired and weary.” The real key is to “put my hope in the Lord.” I can sit in my office and look at the pictures of eagles flying and know that God promises me His strength for the day ahead. I can run the daily race through His power.
Father, please help me to depend totally on you. Give me Your strength so that I can soar, run and do Your work throughout the day. Amen.
Harold Greene is the director of the Information Technology Services for the Columbia Union Conference.
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