Don’t you know?

A friend and I were shopping on an extremely wet day at an outlet centre where the rows of shops were separated by mostly uncovered paths. It was pouring with rain and we were dreading trying to make the break between the rows. After counting to 3 we braced ourselves to be drenched and ran to the other side. We were extremely embarassed however, when we reached the other side dry because we had run across under one of the few covered walkways! About halfway across I realised our silly mistake, but my friend exclaimed how amazed she was that we didnt get wet until I pointed out the covering way above our heads.

Often times in life we find ourselves running and straining to avoid discomfort when our Heavenly Father has things covered. If only we would look up instead of looking at the turmoil around us we would be much more rested and much less flustered!

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

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.

Isaiah 40:28 – 31

Are you concerned with the circumstances that surround you? Are you wondering how you can get through without being drowned? Are you bracing yourself for the worst and getting ready to run?

Remember you have an awesome God protecting you, the creator of the universe standing guard. Nothing will come your way which he hasn’t allowed and he will provide everything you need. Look up and place your hope in Him. He will renew your strength day by day. You will soar on wings like eagles. You will run and not grow weary. You will walk and not be faint.

5 Responses to Don’t you know?
  1. Michele
    August 26, 2008 | 1:50 am

    AMEN! Thank you for such an encouraging post. The Lord is my Hope and my Strength every day. God Bless dear friend.

  2. Tiffanie
    August 26, 2008 | 11:39 am

    Great post! I love the analogy, it’s a perfect picture. Thanks for the encouragement and thoughts to ponder today.

  3. Angela
    August 26, 2008 | 12:33 pm

    What a neat story! Loved this. Thank you.

  4. genny
    August 27, 2008 | 12:16 am

    This is one of my favorite verses! I loved this, Donna! What a great reminder, and what an awesome answer to any kind of worry! Thank you.

  5. Shane
    August 27, 2008 | 9:13 pm

    So true! Thanks for the reminder and the powerful scripture!