Church on Sunday is always wonderful! Pastor Cliff does a beautiful job dissecting God's word to us. Isaiah 40:31 says: 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."
He asked us to recall times when we felt as though we could fly on the wings of eagles, which for many of us would be our wedding day, the day we brought our child home from the hospital, and other major events.
He asked us to recall times when we felt as though we could run a marathon and not grow tired. These times could be running your child around the block as they learned to ride a bike, or dancing for hours with your daughter in the living room, or enjoying the love and high of those milestones in our children's lives.
Then he stated that every day life is what is the greatest challenge to us. For many of us we feel as though we can not take one more step. That we can not go any further.
When did we just need relief!? I can think of many of those times as well. Especially during the first 5 years of my marriage.
Psalm 46 says "God is our refuge and our strength." How true this statement is when we are reminded that sometimes walking is enough. It is all we can do to put one foot in front of the other and keep breathing in and out. This is where most of us spend most of our time. Getting through the day. Surviving those times when our world changes over night. Yes, I can remember those times when my world changed overnight. God never let me go.
God walks with me every step in the same way He runs along with me and soars with me over the mountains.