He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of
the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew
their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Recently, I went on a glider ride. It was a gift for Christmas. I wanted to wait until I could see the fall colors and I was nearly brought to tears with the wide range of colors and diversity of the landscape.
I have always been a little bit afraid of trying new things and in my German bullheadedness (is that a word?), I refuse to allow fear to hold me back. I came to the Lord because I saw the way my life was going and thought the challenge of living for Christ was going to be tough but the rewards would be worth the effort. The Lord has never let me down even when I couldn't see Him working.
I couldn't see the wind beneath the wings of the glider but I knew it was there. I can't see the oxygen that I breathe but I know it is there. I am still breathing!!!
Just because we can't see or feel the facts doesn't mean they aren't still facts. Gravity keeps me solid on the ground. The blood pumping through my veins keeps me going. He may be unseen but God is no less factual. The Lord of Hosts, the great I Am is, was and always will be. He is the strength that keeps us going when we are weary, feeling defeated and alone. He will not allow one of His own to be lost.
Isaiah 40:25-26 "To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look
to the heavens: Who created all these? He Who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
The Lord knows all and we are intimately known. He knew us from our mothers womb. He knows our beginning and our end. He loves us. Trust in that and the rest is easier.
Read Isaiah 40