Monday, August 3, 2009

Guidance

Some days, for no discernible reason, are just harder than others. It all feels even more devastating and never ending than normal and we have trouble praying, partially because we feel like we're saying the same things over and over again and partially because we're just so weary. Yesterday, Kyle and I were feeling pretty down and overwhelmed by everything, though nothing had happened to trigger the struggle. I was praying for help recently and found this:

'Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God"?
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 faint.'

Isaiah 40: 27-31

4 comments:

  1. Sending strong and peachful thoughs and prayers your way.

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  2. Thank God that he does not grow weary. We're praying for you all today, specifically that your strength is renewed. We love you guys.

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  3. This very passage is what Mike Flynn's sermon was on yesterday and what a powerful passage it is. One of the most memorable statements he made was, "Remember, it's very often what God is doing IN you in these times of waiting that's so important instead of just what he's doing FOR you."

    Praying for you.

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  4. My devotional today from Mother Teresa reads, "The most natural thing is the family life. What keeps the family together, what nourishes the life of the family together, is that surrender to each other; is that obedience; is that accepting of each other."
    As I meditated on this, I reflected on your beautiful family, surrending to each other and to God. There is great strength in that surrender I think, and I hope that brings you a moment of peace today.

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