Advent 2012 – Weariness (by David Brown)

images“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

As I read the newspaper and listen to the nightly news and keep track of status updates one common theme seems to be weariness.  People are tired.

Tired of political ineptitude and fiscal cliffs.

Tired of busy-ness.

Tired of working without time off.

Tired of being unemployed and too much time off.

Tired of gossip.

Tired of bullying.

Tired of the expense of everything.

Tired of others making them tired.

In some cases, tired of life itself.

We are a weary people.

Followers of Jesus however, know the truth of the Isaiah passage.  In the midst of weariness…God is God.  And he is the One to renew our strength.  In him alone is our hope.

May the hope of Life in Jesus today and forever be yours!

God of Hope and Strength, I am weary.  I am tired.  I need you to raise me up.  I need you to be my rock, my fortress, my strength, my comforter.  Thank you for coming to me in the power of your Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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