My heart is not proud, O LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.
In uncertain times it’s a real comfort to know the Lord is watching over us. While others don’t know which way to turn, we have the reassurance of knowing that everything that comes our way is “Father filtered”. The Bible doesn’t promise a life free of difficulty. This is an evil place and bad things happen. Jesus said that we’d have trouble in this world, but he also said to take heart because He has overcome the world. (John 16: 33). And Paul wrote that God is working everything together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:29)
But there’s something else we can count on, too.
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 40:31)
Someday when you have an extra few minutes, look up some of the words in this passage to get their literal meanings. When you do, you’ll find the word translated hope means to wait upon or look for the Lord, to expect Him. The word for renew is to change, and the one for strength is also translated power. Soar means to go up or ascend, and the word for walk is most often translated go or depart.
One day soon, those who are waiting for the Lord will be changed in an instant, and will have the power to ascend. They will depart this world and be weary no more. Hallelujah!