SELAH Daily Devotions!
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. Isaiah 32:17
The Apostle Paul describes life as a race. However, sometimes we tend to forget that real life is not a sprint, but a marathon! Unlike a physical marathon, rarely are we privy to advanced knowledge of our designated course. Hence, God doesn’t let us in on the specifics that we’ll encounter along the way that could potentially hinder, detour, derail our progress and ultimately keep us from finishing our course.
Whether you’ve been walking with Jesus for a long time or just recently made your decision to follow Jesus, none of us are exempted from faith stresses, test and trials! In fact, The Prophet Isaiah alerts us, professing faith-walking Christians, to expect trying times. #SERIOUSLY!
Our Omniscient Fathers knows that even the young and physically strong, struggling with doubt, unbelief and fear, will become weak and faint. God also recognizes those seasoned in the Savior’s ways experience times where we’ve reached the end of our rope, become weary in well doing, stumble and even fall out of the race momentarily.
However, the antidoe for either season is prescribed by Isaiah encouraging words! When forced to tred tightropes of uncertainties or trample through turbulent terrains and valleys surrounded by the shadows of death seemingly alone to fend for yourself, don’t stop—keep it moving; press on, trusting that every minute of every day, you’re never outside of God’s Presence and Power!
WHO KNU? The more things change, the more they stay the same, huh? GOD DID!
That’s why The Prophet’s words yet ring out igniting faith and hope to the desperaate souls of 21st Century Saints of The Most High God, bringing comfort and assurance that Jehovah, our Provider, is the same, yesterday, today and forever!
Beloved, your God is not a dead-beat absentee Father! God never intended us to be struggling to handle things on our own, burdened and burnt out by the cares of this world. That’s exactly why He goes ahead of us into our tomorrows, preparing designated rest areas along the road to renew and energize our spirit and soul!
Precious One, when the world around you seems to be falling apart, don’t fret yourself! BUT REST CONFIDENTLY IN THE LORD AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM! (Ref. Psalm 37:7) TRUST2KNO…Everything’s coming together… JUST LIKE GOD PLANNED!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Isa. 29:11 NLT
NEVER 4GET, TROUBLE HAS A PRE-SET TERMINATION DATE! BUT GOD’S FAITHFULNESS DOESN’T! GOD’S LOVE REMAINS LOYAL! NOW THAT’S WHAT U CALL, ROCK SOLID EVERLASTING LOVE!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!