Thursday, August 16, 2007

Isaiah 40:31 (The Message)

27-31Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
"God has lost track of me.
He doesn't care what happens to me"?
Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening?
God doesn't come and go. God lasts.
He's Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don't get tired,
they walk and don't lag behind.

Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing. Waiting for good news. Waiting for something to go our way. Waiting for a loved one to finally come home. Help us, Lord, to wait. Help us to be patient. Help us not to give up. Give us energy, give us strength. Praise be to God, who is ever faithful.

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