They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31
With Christmas just around the corner and all that has to be done, you are probably feeling that you have more on your plate than you know how to handle. True, this is the season of joy, but it is also the season when the cumulative weight of all that has happened in the course of the year begins to catch up with you.
Moving into the last month of the year, there is often a sense of being worn out, run down, or stretched thin. Someone described it as a “collective weariness.” What is the answer to this collective weariness? Where would we look in the Bible for help when we feel jaded, discouraged, and generally worn out?
A good place to start would be Isaiah 40: “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength” (40:31). This speaks to us. This is what we need. But how do we get there? How do we get to Isaiah 40:31? The first 30 verses of this chapter might have something to do with it!
This is where we are going to camp out for the advent season. Isaiah 40 is full of anticipation of the birth of Christ, and as you join in the anticipation you too will find your strength renewed.
Are you experiencing this “collective weariness”? Do you feel jaded, discouraged, or generally worn out?