Renewable Energy

I saw this on facebook and had to laugh.  And then I sort of wanted to cry because it seems so true. How do I find the answer to my energy crisis?  And this might sound crazy, but I think I’ve figured out a trick that helps. It might surprise you.

My light bulb moment came during worship time in church.  We sang the song, “Everlasting God,” and when I sang the phrase, “You do not faint, You won’t grow weary,” I quickly looked up that verse in the Bible and saw this:

“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 40:31)

Of course we’re going to be tired.  BUT, if we hope in the Lord, we will be renewed.  We will be able to keep going.  I can have the strength to raise my boys for the Lord rather than drop from exhaustion because

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) including chase after my boys when my tank is on empty.  I need to head on over the Lord’s station put my hope in Him again and renew my strength so I can do all things.

After all, “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26) even having enough energy for those cute little energy thieves to siphon my energy and still make it through the day.  Earthly wisdom says I should exhausted all the time because of all we have to do, people on the street even comment on how busy I must by and wonder how I do it.   Here’s how I do it, I “trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5.)  My understanding are the dark circles under my tired eyes, but I become more than a conqueror through Him who loves me (Romans 8:37.)

Am I tired?  Am I exhausted? I am overwhelmed? YES! Quite often!  But there is hope for those of us who feel tired! There’s energy and life and grace for those of us who live in chaos with children (and whatever other chaos!) Think about the song, “This is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham:

“Who brings our chaos back into order…
The King of Glory, the King of Glory”

I realized that despite my tiredness…and despite knowing how tired I might be in the chaos of the coming weeks and months, I have hope in my Father, who gives me strength beyond my understanding, strength and energy to run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint, to be more than a conqueror, and to be confident that the He will bring my chaos back into order.

I hope this encourages you, and reminds you to put your hope in the our AWESOME God.  Are you ready for some strength and energy?

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