When we grow tired and weary

Published 3:54 pm Sunday, March 29, 2020

Read Isaiah 40:28-31
We may grow tired and a little weary as we wait out this virus. When that happens it helps to remember who is holding us. “If I rise on the wings of dawn…your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:9-10) Isn’t it good to know that we are safe as lambs in the Shepherd’s hands where no power can snatch us away?
The prophet Isaiah has a word for weary travelers who think that they can’t endure the difficult way. He seemed amazed that we can sometimes act like we never knew God at all. “Do you not know? Have you not heard?”
We are not going to face the day alone; and if we walk by ourselves it is only because we turned down the hand of God. We can touch Him and hold Him; there is no need for distancing ourselves from God.
We may be tired, but the one who holds us never grows weary. Try to make it on our own and we will surely fall; but wait upon the Lord and He will lift you up to soar like an eagle.
The song so beautifully says, “He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast; For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast.”
Grace and Peace
(The Rev. Ray Amos is pastor of First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton.)

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