God is infinite in his POWER
To be powerful means to be able to overcome all resistance.
As you read, reflect on these three questions:
What does this mean for my life and my relationship with God?
What does this mean for my church and my relationship with the people at my church?
What does this mean for the world, and my relationship with the people of the world, especially non-Christians?
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.
1. What does this mean for my life and my relationship with God?
This passage brings to light a problem that I struggle with: endurance. I quickly learned that the endurance of our faith is something that our own will cannot sustain. That realization led me to allow God to work in my life during the weary and weak times. Those times are often the hardest to relinquish control but God meets and exceeds your expectations.
2. What does this mean for my church and my relationship with the people at my church?
This message gives testament to the importance of community. God often works through the people in our lives, especially those who share our faith. The Lord’s strength can be found in the people of our church.
3. What does this mean for the world, and my relationship with the people or the world, especially non-Christians?
The world often gives you its own solutions to weaknesses (i.e. substance abuse, tearing others down, self-indulgence). Our relationship with non-Christians can test us in this respect. It’s much easier to go with the status quo.
But while the world sees weakness as a detriment to one’s self, we as Christians know that our weakness is an opportunity for God’s will to make a difference in our lives and those around us. We know that God’s strength is highlighted in our weakness.