He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly,
yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;
they will mount up with wings like eagles,
they will run and not get tired,
they will walk and not become weary.
Are there days when you feel powerless? You’re “running on empty”? Days you want to crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head? Maybe this is you, today. It’s normal at times to feel this way. Yes, you will have days like this. When you feel this way, there’s a strength and power beyond yourself that you will need to tap into—God’s strength. He will gird you with His strength (Psalm 18:32).
Too many times, we try to manipulate a situation and even, at times, try to convince God of our plan. His Word tells us our times are in His hands (see Psalm 31:15) and, “…even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it” (Ephesians 2:10 TPT). Therefore, what you will need to do is walk in His plans for you. God invites you to claim His promise of power as He gives strength to the weary by increasing their power. Just as God deepens your relationship with Him through times of waiting, He also increases your energy, faith, endurance, and strength.
Surely, waiting on Him is never wasted time! The wings where you seek refuge (see Psalm 91:4) can be the same wings you soar on. Bring your weariness, your aching heart, your insipidness to the giver of strength, power, and vitality. Allow Him to rejuvenate your tired soul.
Every single day, you have the greatest Mediator working on your behalf. Even when things seem to go wrong and you feel powerless, He’s making sure that everything works according to His purpose. His strength will carry you according to His power, which mightily works within you (see Colossians 1:29). God is not selfish about His power. Rather, He is abundantly generous, sharing His power with you, and inviting you to partake in it. He is empowering. God recharges, refuels, and renews you—body and soul (see Isaiah 11:2 NLT).
Let’s set out to be EMPOWERED this year!
- Empowered to grow in your faith
- Empowered to share the love of Jesus
- Empowered to serve others better
- Empowered to lead and influence others greater
Journeying with Him,