…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 40:31
This has been such a season of challenge and change on a myriad of levels for almost everyone. No household has been completely unaffected during these past few months. If nothing else, I imagine there are many feeling weary. Whether you have been managing learning at home, heading to work, juggling both, had a change job circumstances, we are always navigating levels of stress. This is the same for the students. Their worlds have been changed and even with some year levels coming back next week. Things are still far from what they were, with the usual bustling life here at the College. Yet, it will go back and our aim is to support them as we travel there.
As a Christian community we know we aren’t alone in this and in fact we have some promises from or Heavenly Father to hang our hopes on. This hope is not just to survive, but to thrive, even if the road takes longer for some. It is faith in His word that is needed to soar with wings as eagles. It is trusting God to bring to pass all He has promised, even when our senses and logic seem to suggest the opposite or appear to contradict His promised truth. Those who wait on the Lord are those who have the assurance and inner confidence that the promises He has made to His people, and the things for which we hope, are a matter of fact and a present reality. And He has promised that His grace is sufficient for us, no matter how weary we may become, for His power is perfected in our weakness.
So, it is inevitable that on occasion we will feel the weariness of life weighing us down. If you find yourself in that place today, ask God to renew your strength. Whatever stands in your path, God can give you the strength to face it and rise above it. And if you know someone who is struggling, pray that prayer on their behalf—then tell that friend or loved one that you have done so, encouraging them to soar on eagle’s wings.