30 Day Challenge – Isaiah 40

If you stop by my office you will see the words of Isaiah 40:31 on two wall hangings.  This passage has been part of my life for a very long time.  I really resonate with the idea that God renews my strength and I can soar on wings like the eagles in my spiritual life.  That is what I want and what I hope for.  I want this passage to be about me and how God attends to me.  But when I read the whole passage I realize that the passage is really about God, and not me.  It is about an incredible God who is so awesome that we cannot begin to comprehend Him.  All the oceans of water fit in the hollow of his hand and all the people of all the nations are just a drop in the bucket compared to the vastness of God himself.  This makes me feel incredibly small and insignificant…neither of which I like very much.  And yet, it is this very same incomprehensible God who gives strength to the weary, who increases the power of the weak, and who renews us in such a way that we can run and not be weary, walk and not be faint.  So while God makes me feel small he also makes me feel incredibly loved.  The God of the universe takes time to care for me and for you.  By God’s grace, I can soar on wings like eagles!

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