Renewing Strength

I’m tired. And ill. Well, not too ill. I think I have a bit of man flu.

It’s been a very busy week, and there’s been lots of travelling, driving, working, finishing things off and attending meetings and events. I’m completely knackered.

But this is the time where I have to start hoping. OK, so that seems weird in the context of being tired and weary, but this is what God expects of me.

Tiredness is a burden. And burdens that a Christian may have need to be given over to God.  This is why Isaiah talks about hoping in God. It is when we hope in him that our strength is renewed, because the burden isn’t there anymore…

8 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.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 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

Because God never tires nor grows weary, he has a never ending supply of strength and life. When we trust him, he supplies us with these things.

I can’t wait for the day when I will never tire or grow weary. But for now, I will hope.

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @