In the Holy Bible there are books written by prophets these are individuals ordained by God to help people get to know Him. They teach us His about Him and what He desires so that we can walk in alignment to His will. There are a lot of other things that people turn to when they need direction like friends, loved ones, counselors, etc. However where do these individuals go when they need the same encouragement. Who do they depend on for their strength.
During the old testament days God would send these individuals who had devoted their lives to a high ranking level of servanthood to deliver them messages from Him for their strength and correction. Sounds awesome doesn’t it. Why would God think so much of me to send me someone that will help to keep me focused on the right path in life. In a nutshell, it’s because he loves us and wants us to reach our destinies in Him. There is a God ordained destiny for you and if you loss hope or strength in your journey because you are a child of God, He send you a messenger to let you know that regardless of what you are facing right now at this very moment that there is a brighter day on the horizon.
It sounds cruel to say that a loving God would allow us to endure hardships but these hardships are used to shape us for our journeys in life. In Jeremiah 29:11, the prophet Jeremiah proclaims that God knows the thoughts that He thinks towards us and they are thoughts of peace not thoughts of evil but to give us a hope and a future. However, we do from time to time have to endure the chastening of the Lord which is done again out of love for us. If the rod of the Lord is spared from us, His children, then we will be spoiled believing that we can do anything and our actions are permissible, when in fact they are not.
Isaiah 40:27-31 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: ” My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God?” Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on 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.
The prophet Isaiah is referencing God’s chosen people, Israel, because they have endured hard times under the hands of an oppressive king who subjected them to harsh treatment. Can you see now what I am talking about when I say He sends individuals into our lives to encourage us and breathe words of life into us? Just as the prophets spoke then in a way to empower and correct God’s children, individuals are sent into our lives today to do the same thing but sometimes we miss it. They come into our lives to remind us about the benefits of being a believer and occasionally to tell us things that will help us to mature in Christ.
So what are we waiting on? We are waiting on, according to Isaiah 40:27-31, the provision of the Lord, which will come in time to invigorate us and give us back our zeal and zest for life when we feel burnt out or encumbered by pressing circumstances. When our purpose for living is renewed we find the fuel to continue on the journey to everlasting life. It’s a journey meaning we have to endure what comes with the journey, but God through Jesus Christ will always replenish our strength.
If after reading this you want to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior all you have to do is believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He died to save you from your sins and you will be given the gift of eternal life. You can’t get to God any other way except through Jesus Christ who is the entrance, the door to our salvation. Then these benefits will apply to you as well. It takes a while to build that trust in God but once you start your journey and begin to exercise your faith through Christ Jesus you too will receive this strength.