Saturday, June 08, 2013


Recently my husband and I were in New York City with a group of young people. We started the days at various places, saw several sites, hit up a Broadway show, ate in Chinatown, and visited TR's childhood home (that's Teedie Roosevelt, or Teddy, or Theodore depending on who he was to you) - for starts. We walked, rode subways, walked, got on buses, walked, took the tram, and walked some more.

By late afternoon of only day 2 my legs were complaining, my feet were in rebellion, and I just needed to "sit a spell" and get refreshed. But did the kids? NO!!!

Today I remembered a favorite scripture:
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.   
Isaiah 40.31
They shall walk and not faint. I was fainting. Physically. But sometimes I am fainting spiritually, losing my strength, falling and not soaring.

Wait on the Lord. Those who do that shall not faint, shall not be weary.
To wait: to look for, to expect, to hope.
When I find myself fainting or growing weary, it signals a lack of focus, a failure to look for Him to provide all that is needed, a loosening of my grip on faith and hope.

Lord, stir up faith afresh. Jesus, you know that I believe - help me in my unbelief. Grant me grace to look steadfastly at You, to turn my eyes upon You, the Redeemer and Savior of all. Let me walk and not faint, run and not be weary. Let me wait on You only, my Help and my Salvation. Amen.


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