How to renew your strength

At some point we all deal with feelings of fatigue or even exhaustion. These feelings can affect us mentally, emotionally, physically, even spiritually. The feelings are hard to manage when they’re confined to any one of these areas, but when our exhaustion encompasses all of them, we enter the danger zone known as “burn out.”

How can we recover from this dispiriting condition or, better yet, avoid it in the first place? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question because our individual situations vary so widely, but we do find in scripture an encouraging unexpected promise.

The prophet Isaiah states it well: “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.”

I say this promise is unexpected because when we feel fatigued or exhausted, we easily fall into the false belief that nothing can help us, that we’ll be stuck in this burned out condition forever.

The good news is that we don’t have to stay stuck. A strength greater than our own is ALWAYS available to us, but we can only receive this strength if we learn how to tap in to it and draw upon it.

This Sunday, we’ll focus on how we can find this strength, with the help of Isaiah’s powerful insights in the fortieth chapter of his prophesy.

Let’s continue to discover the gifts of the unexpected life as we explore how we can be SURPRISED BY STRENGTH.

With love and blessings,

Evan Howard,