Last night, I sat in the back of my car with the hatch back open during my son’s weekly scout meeting. I watched the boys running around with what seemed liked endless energy. They ran back and forth across the open field as most kids played ultimate Frisbee. Meanwhile, a smaller group of boys were playing wall ball. They kept running and running until it was time to change activities.
As I looked on, I recalled days of my youth when my energy also seemed to have few limits. I would go until I collapsed. I still feel fairly young at 40 years old, but there is no question that I don’t have the same energy reserve that I once had. Yes, even a guy who runs marathons gets tired.
The more I looked on, the more this verse from Isaiah kept coming into my mind.
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.
I don’t know where you’re at with your energy. I’ve read a lot of blog posts recently that indicate that there are many people who are feeling the need for a break. People are worn out, tired, and depleted of energy. If you’re like me, you need this reminder from Isaiah. There are lots of energy drinks, energy bars, and other energy foods that offer temporary relief from our empty energy tanks. Many people offer ideas for ways to keep our energy at a high level. But there is only one Place that offers true energy replenishment. Those who turn to God will experience renewed strength and energy.
That’s what I needed to hear.
How’s your energy these days? How do you recharge your battery?