Words from the Heart for Sunday December 30th, 2018
He gives strength to those who are tired. He gives power to those who are weak. Even young people become worn out and get tired. Even the best of them trip and fall.
Isaiah 40:29-30 (NIRV)
Strength and Power
This Creator God who is never weak nor weary is committed to give strength to us when we are weary and power when we are weak. Even young people can’t make it on their own. But, the Lord has made a commitment to us when we rely on Him. What He provides is much more than what is natural. He is a supernatural God.
Canada has many strengths. Our primary advantages lie in location, natural resources, a diverse economy, high-quality public education, and institutional and political stability. Canada’s proximity to, and unique relationship with the US are definite advantages in accessing the large US market. This is bolstered by our trade agreements with the US, which gives preferential treatment for goods and services. Moreover, the location of our ports gives us closer access to key central US regional markets than US ports for both Asian and European sourced and destined goods.
There are many who are enjoying some rest in these days between Christmas and New Years. Others are just as busy as they were in the weeks leading up to Christmas, busy with children home from school for the holidays and many events with friends. So many get to the end of each day and fall into bed exhausted. For those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ, His supernatural strength is available for us. Isaiah 40:29-30 tells us: “He gives strength to those who are tired. He gives power to those who are weak. Even young people become worn out and get tired. Even the best of them trip and fall.” The God who never slumbers or sleeps, who is eternally awake and aware, never in need of a vacation, promises us that He will give strength to those who are weary. That doesn’t mean that we don’t need our sleep. God created us for the rhythms of daily life, and that includes sleep. But He does promise that in busy days, He will pour His strength into us so we can accomplish all He has set for us to do.
These have been words from the heart.