Renewing Your Strength
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” -Isaiah 40:30-31.
Have you ever gone through a major loss? Do you put one-hundred percent of your hope in what the Lord says?
I have persevered through chronic pain every day for over seven years. I remember lying on the floor with an inability to stand on many occasions. I know what it’s like to feel misunderstood in a body depleted by aches and pains.
I used to dance ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop for five years. I danced in pain and no one knew. After many chiropractic appointments and doctor visits, I prayed for the Lord to renew the strength in my body.
While I waited, the Lord renewed my testimony.
It is helpful to remember that when we are at our weakest, God still works mighty miracles through us. I may be physically weak but, I am spiritually strong. Consider the following verse:
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16).
Although I may not feel well, all is well with my soul. In fact, after seven years, chronic health conditions make one more dependent on God.
As your dependency on God grows, so does your faith. As your faith grows, so does your strength.
Remain confident and realize that injury, pain and hurt doesn’t make you weak. God wants to mend your heart from the losses you face. I challenge you to meditate on scriptures that focus on strength today. You may feel physically or emotionally weak, but you can find your strength in Christ.
I may not be able to dance professionally, but hope dances over me like a victory song. Don’t wait for your feelings to catch up with the Lord’s truth. Choose to believe in a Lord who will increase your power and strength.
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