Can you think of something that you are waiting for right now?
Sometimes when your young it can feel like you can run forever without getting tired. People might even say about you, “Where does he/she get all that energy?” But eventually everyone gets tired. And sometimes we don’t just get tired, we want to quit. Sometimes in life we want to give up too, especially when it seems like God is not doing what we want. But Isaiah shares with us one of the greatest promises in all the Bible. Listen to these words from Isaiah 40 and see if you can hear the promise of God:
Isaiah 40:28-31. 28Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD…does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. 29He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
God never gets tired, never quits, never runs out of energy. And God is way smarter than us, therefore, we can and must trust him. We must wait for the Lord.
Do you like to wait for things? Me either. We are very impatient at times aren’t we? But God is very, very patient. Often he moves very slowly. Why? Because he knows exactly what we need and when we need it. So we must all learn to wait for God, and stop trying to solve all our own problems. Instead we should simply wait and ask God what he wants us to learn from our problems.
This waiting on God is only possible with Jesus. With Jesus we know that we are always love and that we don’t have to have everything figured out. We don’t have to get everything right. With Jesus you can try your best without having to be the best. That’s what Isaiah calls renewed strength, and eagle’s wings. The strength of knowing that God loves you no matter what.
Because of Jesus it’s OK to not be the best at everything, because he’s the best.
With Jesus we can fly on eagles’ wings, knowing God loves us no matter what.
DO SOMETHING TOGETHER
Run around outside together until you get tired. Talk about how when we are tired in life God picks us up by loving us and using us to love others.
Jesus, thank you for never getting tired and for never, ever quitting on me. Help me to wait for you and to trust you with my whole life. Amen.