Friday, January 13, 2012

The Future Was Ahead

Isaiah 40;28-31
''Do you not know?
   Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
   the Creator of the ends of the earth.
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 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.''

     Do we really want to know the future?  Wouldn't it steal the joy of the present?  I think so.  To trust in the Lord is all we need to know that our future is secure in His hands.
     This picture is out at my grandparent's place out in the country when I'm about 8 years old.  My cousin, Melissa, and I used to pick blackberries around this rock. I had already fought a few battles by this age but God had already proven to give His strength and power thru me.  He has been with me every step so I will not fear the unknown future.  My strength is renewed each day by my hope in the Lord until my race is finished and He calls me home.