Have you ever been in one of those stretches where you have too many things going on at once? Most of it is good—but then something unexpected enters the picture and all the spinning plates fall to the ground?
I’ll admit it. I’ve never been one to do just one thing at a time. I like multi-tasking. I have my own ministry, work for two others part-time, and volunteer at church. However, the juggling act can occasionally get physically tiring. I am getting older and often hit the pillow thinking, I can’t keep this pace up anymore.
But if you are relating to this message, here’s the good news. If we ask, God will give us a fresh start and will renew our energy every day. I praise God that how I felt when I went to sleep is not how I feel in the morning. 2 Corinthians 4:16 says, “Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
I looked up the Greek word for “renewed,” thinking I could add some depth to this verse, but it means: “renewed.” So I searched for some synonyms for “renewed” and here’s what I discovered: Every day that we serve God, we are given “fresh life,” “revived,” regenerated,” revitalized,” reinvigorated,” re-energized,” “restored,” “rekindled,” and yes, even “resuscitated.” Sometimes we do feel dead and need to be resuscitated, right? In this case, instead of “Do not resuscitate” we have a sign over our head for God to see that says, “YES! Please resuscitate!”
If you’re feeling energy-depleted right now, plug into the one who can recharge you, Almighty God. Ask him to restore your stamina and to reinvigorate you. He will provide what you need for today and I promise you will soar.
“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).
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