My confirmation verse in 8th grade was Isaiah 41:10. It has followed me through my life and been quoted to me at trying times by strangers. Just a few verses earlier in Isaiah 40: 28 we read the following verse that was quoted in the sermon by Eric Liddell when he preached on the Sunday he chose not to run at the Olympics for religious reasons.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
He will not grow tired or weary,
And his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
And increases the power of the weak.
Even youth 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 faint.
Our hymn today came from these verses. We focused on waiting this week. To wait challenges us. Waiting on God’s promises and waiting for him to act on our behalf is always a good choice. Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday and we switch our focus. Blessings as you wait on the Lord.