Wednesday, September 29, 2010


It's easy to start well. Much harder to finish that way.

Last week we headed to the airport for an adventure. Our flight wasn't until 10am, but my husband had to drop us off at 6am to be able to then get to work on time. "Three and a half hours until boarding--this should be interesting," I thought. But it was fine at first:

The kids played in the atrium, pretending to be airplanes, having a blast, and running on sheer adrenaline. But by the time we actually boarded the plane, they had run out of steam. Big time.
The thing is, they still had the majority of the journey ahead of them when this picture was taken, and frankly, they were kind of over it. Up since 4 o'clock, tired, and a little less motivated to get where we were headed. A five-hour flight seemed like an eternity, and they weren't sure they wanted to make the trip anymore!
Maybe you're not some Israelite on a trek through the desert, but you're on a journey. And maybe you're not sentenced to forty years of wandering, but maybe you feel like you are! Perhaps you're reading this, having run out of steam. And the calling on your life may even be something you may not even be sure you want part of--because maybe you're just plain over it. Seems irreverent to say we might feel "over" the calling God has placed upon us, but these feelings really do come up--Please tell me I'm not the only one who has been there!
But do we not know--have we not heard? The LORD is the Everlasting God, Creator of the ends of the earth--He will NOT grow tired or weary! And His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak!
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall. 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
"Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Psalm 27:14

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