DID YOU KNOW? God Wants You to Soar

HAPPY 4TH of July to my American friends both near and far! I hope you are enjoying this day with friends, family, fun and fireworks. May God bless you and the USA on this patriotic summer holiday and beyond!

I’m sticking to the normal ‘Did You Know’ devotional post today and will be blogging about red, white and blue on Wednesday…stay tuned!

DID YOU KNOW? God Wants You to Soar

 Read: Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 23:1-3

“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)

Do you ever feel so tired, you don’t know if you can make it through another day? Do you ever feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Do you ever long for the days when you were a kid and never seemed to tire?

If so, welcome to planet earth. Tiredness is a part of life. It is a sign of our humanity. But we need to learn to discern when to let God and others carry some of the load. Sometimes we need to have the courage to say, “I am feeling weak today Lord, will you carry me through this day?” When we turn to our Lord during times of feeling tired or weary, He says He will renew our strength. It’s a promise!

Next time you feel so exhausted you could literally collapse, close your eyes and imagine God swooping you off the ground and soaring on His wings of grace, like an eagle. See yourself flying through the air, light as a feather and free as a bird. He is taking you higher and higher into His heavenly realm to renew your strength and to reshape your perspective from this birds-eye view. When He sets you back down, you will run and not grow weary. You will walk and not grow faint!

Dear Lord, thank you that you are there to give me Your strength when I am weary and weak. Lord, sometimes I feel so tired from all that life demands of me. Help me to turn to You, allowing you to carry me on Your wings like an eagle. Take me to a high place so I can breathe some fresh new air. Amen.

*Take-away Treasure: Evaluate your exhaustion level. Are you doing too much or are you just needing some rest and renewal? Let it be a week of soaring on His wings as He turns your weakness into strength.

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3 Comments on “DID YOU KNOW? God Wants You to Soar

  1. I think there’s a difference between normal exhaustion and used-by God exhaustion. One of my friends always says, “If you ask God to use you, don’t be surprised when you feel used.” I have come to take peace in those feelings of exhaustion realizing that God’s been working through me whether I know it or not.

    Katie

    • Yes, I agree Katie! I listened to a sermon today about honoring the Sabbath. God gave us a day of REST as a gift, a day to recharge, reflect and enJOY our work. I was convicted and reminded how I have subtly let work come back into my Sundays. Help me Lord!

      Ali

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