Just On Time

I can hardly read the printed words for all the scribbles and notes I've written alongside Isaiah 40. The bulk of the chapter is a huge praise-fest, exalting God and all that He is to His people. Then I got to the end of the chapter and was reminded again how all the power, love, compassion and glory of God works for me in practical reality. Boy, did I need to hear the promise once more!

Do you not know? (Yes, I do, but my memory is terribly short sometimes.)
Have you not heard? (Yes, but please tell me again, and again, and again, and…)
The Lord is the everlasting God,
     the Creator of the ends of the earth. (Right down to that last and littlest end—me)
He will not grow tired or weary,
     and his understanding no one can fathom (I'm so glad you understand how I feel, Lord)
He gives strength to the weary
     and increases the power of the weak. (That's me and thank you)
Even youths grow tired and weary
     and young men stumble and fall; (I remember those days—a lot like these days!)
but those who hope in the Lord
     will renew their strength. (Strengthen my spiritual and the physical will follow)
They will soar on wings like eagles; (Even a sparrow would be good today)
     they will run and not grow weary (I haven't done that in a while)
     they will walk and not be faint (That will be sooooooooo good.)

Even the good challenges in life can be overwhelming, a little like they are in my life right now. So I am so grateful that God sent along this wonderful word for today. He's never late,


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