Words of Encouragement…

25 Jun

On the way back from the UPS store, this is the Bible passage that God put on my heart to share with my readers. I know that I’ve felt down at times this week and I know there are others out there who have, likewise, had some moments when they have been sad, frustrated, or just weary. Please take heart and know that you can share what you are going through openly with God (He is our Abba, our Father)… I know He has blessed me today through this Bible passage, and He is renewing my hope and strength…because He is faithful….

Isaiah 40:30-31

(This version from The Message):

“Why 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.”

Isaiah 40:27-31 (from The New International Version)

Don’t you know who made everything?
Haven’t you heard about him?
The Lord is the God who lives forever.
He created everything on earth.
He won’t become worn out or get tired.
No one will ever know how great his understanding is.
He gives strength to those who are tired.
He gives power to those who are weak.
Even young people become worn out and get tired.
Even the best of them trip and fall.
But those who trust in the Lord
will receive new strength.
They will fly as high as eagles.
They will run and not get tired.
They will walk and not grow weak.”




One Response to “Words of Encouragement…”

  1. Teresa June 26, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Hi Heather, Thank you so much for posting these words of encouragement. This has been sort of a tough week for me too and with the adoption ups and downs (mostly downs lately with the long wait) this just really helped.
    Warm wishes…Teresa

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