Limitless Hope in God

Isa 40:31 (CJB) but those who hope in Adonai will renew their strength,
they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings;
when they are running they won’t grow weary,
when they are walking they won’t get tired.

How do we hope in Adonai (the Hebrew name for God, One’s LORD, Master, Owner)?
By actively seeking His Word, will, and way as we wait upon Him to answer our prayers.
It is He we are counting on, not anything that can be credited to us or strengths, possessions, connections, power, or anything else other than God Himself (not the false little gods of the world).

Ps 20:6c-8 May Adonai fulfill all your requests.
7 (6) Now I know that Adonai
gives victory to his anointed one —
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with mighty victories by his right hand.
8 (7) Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we praise the name of Adonai our God.

Hoping in Adonai (LORD) renews our strength.
With a relentless enemy in a spiritual battle, we need continual replenishment of strength to keep on keeping on. It can only come from a limitless living eternal God.

they will soar aloft as with eagles’ wings
Those who hope in Adonai (LORD) will soar above the circumstances on the ground. We may get tired from discouragement or derailment but when we hope in our Lord, He will supernaturally help us, meet us at our point of need to help us to go on. He will make His presence felt. He will make Himself known… if we hope in Him, not ourselves or others.

when they are running they won’t grow weary,
when they are walking they won’t get tired

Here is a commentary from David Guzik:
“This is the purpose of the strength the Lord gives us – strength to move forward and progress for Him..

Weak in Isaiah 40:29 and faint in Isaiah 40:30 are the same Hebrew word, which means “failure through loss of inherent strength.” Weary in Isaiah 40:30 is a different word, which means “exhaustion because of the hardness of life” (Motyer). If we are worn out for either reason, God is here to give us strength – if we will wait on Him!

Notice the order, because it seems strange. First we mount up with wings like eagles. Then we run. Finally we walk. Does it seem out of order? Not at all. First, we recognize that we soar up into heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6). Then we set ourselves on the course to run the race (Hebrews 12:1). Then we are in the good place to walk the walk (Colossians 2:6).”\\

Dear Lord,
We put our hope in You, our Source of strength, our Help, our Encourager, our God who will renew us, enable us to soar above our circumstances, enable us to keep on keeping on, finish the race for You alone in Jesus’s name amen.

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