For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, June 21, 2014

What Bible Verse are You?

Isaiah 40:30-31
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.

If you are a fan of Facebook you’ve probably run across one of those little quizzes (5-7 questions—unscientific) that asks, “What kind of flower are?” “What color is your brain?” “What Disney movie are you?” I’m pretty sure my brain is the same color the text books show, and well… I took the Disney one and turned out I should be in Alice in Wonderland because I’m artistic. Hmmm… not my favorite but hey it’s just a goofy, little quiz.  A new test popped up on my feed the other day that asked “What Bible verse are you?” Out of curiosity, I played along.

The culmination of information drawn from about 6-7 questions gave me Isaiah 40:31. When I read the verse, I thanked God for the timely reminder. Even young people who are still physically able get tired. I’m not old, mind you, but I’m up there, closer to 60 than 50 now and I do grow weary. The current heat and humidity make my arthritis ache. Balancing several tasks at work makes me tired. And I could continue to whine—but I won’t. I am thankful I have a strength that defies human ability. When I’m exhausted from daily living I have a God who bolsters me, he gives me his strength and helps me move one more step. I love God and know that no matter what happens in life, he has my back. He never leaves me hanging and he comforts me. He alone renews my strength.

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