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.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
In Nanaimo, British Columbia (population: 100,000), police officers are promoting positivity among their youth. They issue “positivity tickets” to local kids caught in the act of doing something good, like helping others, doing homework, or simply wearing a helmet. This positive ticket system is fostering a wonderful sense of community and compassion. As police force veteran Ward Clapham explains, “it’s not about the ticket, but about a caring adult telling a child they’re worthy and a good person.”
Life can be tiring. You may have noticed that recently. There are so many who are physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted. Our world can sap all the energy out of us, leaving us with no gas in the tank. Where do we turn at times like that? It probably doesn’t come as any great surprise to know that life has always been challenging. Millennia ago, the Hebrew prophet wrote to those in his day who were experiencing the same exhaustion that we do in our day, and offers the unchanging antidote. Isaiah 40:31 says: “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.” God continues to be the provider of strength and energy for those who trust in the Lord. His supernatural power is unleashed into the lives of all who love Him. Our own “horded resources,” to quote the old hymn, is quickly depleted. God’s unending source of strength is always available to those who love and trust Jesus. If you are weary, ask the Lord for His dynamic power, and you will walk, run, soar. He will give it in abundance.
These have been words from the heart.