Dear Church Family,
If living with change is tiring, living with change and uncertainty together is exhausting. And that is what we are dealing with at this stage, 18 weeks into the battle with C-19. We can expect to be weary.
It was tiring getting used to the new lockdown patterns and routines when it started. And cumulatively, it’s yet more tiring, charting our way out of lockdown into the ‘new normal’ now.
Working out which page everyone is on is tiring. Everyone’s circumstances are different – different ages, health, family situations and locations – and it all has to be taken into account.
God’s word to His weary people facing the exhaustion of exile to Babylon were comforting to them then and also to us now. The Lord says in Isaiah 40:29-31:
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.Isaiah 40:29-31
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.”
It is more important than ever that we set aside time to be with the Lord, who alone can sustain us, weary travellers, through the journey we are all on.
His promise is that those who do wait for Him shall ‘run’ – be able to meet the exceptional circumstances of life – and ‘walk’ – be able to persevere through the ordinary daily grind of life.
So, guard those precious minutes with Him and His Word each day, and His strength will be sufficient for the needs of each day.
The Keswick Convention talks for adults and kids are a great opportunity to do this – it’s on from 27th-31st July, click here for details.
Your brother in Christ,