…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
This past April, Canadian Mortgage Trends website announced that home sales in Canada had strengthened again and had moved back into seller’s territory. With support from slightly lower mortgage rates, a strong job market and “improving buyer psychology from a central bank that’s on pause,” according to Rishi Sondhi of TD Economics, “An improving demand backdrop is helping boost home prices, even as affordability remains significantly strained. However, subdued supply is probably playing an even larger role in pushing prices higher.”
So many people are chronically tired. The pressures of work, childcare, responsibilities to aging parents and work itself lead to burnout and exhaustion. It’s why we crave weekends, days off and holidays. But for the follower of Jesus, there are also the promises of God for supernatural life and strength. One of the favourites is Isaiah 40:31, “…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 never gives an unfunded mandate. Those He calls, He equips. He has promised us that He will provide all the needed resources to accomplish the tasks He has set before us. At the same time, we need to follow the example of Jesus, who knew what it was to get tired in ministry. He would often get up onto a mountain to spend time with the Father, or out in a boat to get away from the pressures of ministry. God will supply all we need to soar, run and walk, but we need to keep tapped into Him through prayer and times in the word.
These have been words from the heart.