God Wants You to Rest

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV

Once upon a time, a baby bird fell out of his nest. No matter how much he fluttered, he didn’t have the ability to lift himself up. Not desiring to see the bird left as prey, a passerby bent down, scooped him up and placed him back into its nest.

During the fall, the bird hurt its wings, which delayed his capability to fly. Throughout recovery, his parents provided a nest for shelter, food for nourishment, and company for warmth. Eventually he became well and able to spread his wings and fly.

Have you been dealing with an illness that has you feeling down? You’ve been hurting a long time, unable to carry on in body as you once did. Perhaps you’re asking, “Why God? Why Me?”

God has not passed you by. He knows what you are facing and wants you to find rest, nourishment and healing for your body, mind and soul under His care. Psalm 91: 4 says, “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.” God promises that those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

Today, may your spirit arise to greater heights with God while your soul finds rest and your body recuperates under His wings of healing. God may not bring total healing to your earthbound body, but perhaps in Heaven he will give you angel wings atop your resurrected body that will allow you to soar to greater heights than ever before.

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to give you the inner strength needed to deal with whatever health issue you are facing.
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would help you to draw closer to God while you patiently wait upon Him to make all things work together for your good.
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