Isaiah 40:31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
This world gives us plenty of reasons to become discouraged and weary. When we seek to serve the ungrateful and the obnoxious, our patience and energy can wane very quickly. With all of our strength, we must continue to remind ourselves that when we serve others, we are, in fact, serving God.
When we trust in God and look to Him, we find new strength to continue on even through our exhaustion. Serving others can be physically, mentally and spiritually exhausting. If we try to serve in our own strength, we will quickly fall away and give up. We must spend time with the Lord and allow Him to replenish our strength and renew our minds.
You are my strength. Your joy awakens new energy in my life. When I come to You, You refresh my soul and my spirit. Don’t let me waste it on trivial pursuits but let me help someone find You today. Amen.