The Lord Be With You Today!
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
(What a reminder of the Lord’s infusion and provision
of strength and stamina and endurance when we are in need.
Even in His great and awesome power,
His concern is for us, the weak and weary.
Isaiah isn’t just speaking to the Israelites casually in a vacuum without need.
God’s people have been driven out of their land and exiled to Babylon.
Here, in the very midst of trial and tribulation and exile,
the Lord is declaring to His people,
even in the midst of their exile and hardship,
that He provides to them His very strength,
His limitless strength to endure and to overcome.
Today, in the weariness and hardships of the challenges that we face,
the Lord again proclaims to us His provision of strength and power.
Even, and especially, when we are weak and weary in our Babylonian exile,
even when we have been driven out of our comfort level
and have lost our sense of belonging and well-being,
the Lord reminds us His strength is made perfect in our weakness,
that when we are weak, His strength is perfected in us today,
that He increases in us as we and our own inner resources decrease.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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