Friday, November 9, 2012

Our Source Of Strength

In the early days of his ministry, Norman Vincent Peale once visited one of his professors. Noticing a look of discouragement on his face, the professor asked, “What’s the matter, son?”

“I have no feeling of power,” admitted Peale.

“Listen while I read a verse of Scripture.” He opened his Bible and read softly: “He gives power those who are tired and worn out; He offers strength to the weak. Even youth will become exhausted, and young men will give up. But those who wait upon the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

Even the strongest person grows tired during a strenuous day or a difficult experience. Energy ebbs and fatigue takes over everyone from time to time. Each of us has discovered the limits of our endurance at one time or another.

But God’s power, strength and might can never be diminished or exhausted. He is never too weary or occupied or indifferent or uncaring to come to our rescue when we call humbly upon Him. These verses remind us that He alone is our source of strength if we turn to and call upon Him in our time of need.

But we are reminded to “wait.” We need to learn the practice of “resting” in Him and “depending” upon Him for His strength and power, knowing ours is limited.

Prayer: It is difficult, Father, to admit that we are not all powerful and all knowing as You are. May we come to realize our need for You to meet the demands of life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

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