Bible Promise for the Day – Getting Strength to Go On for God

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Isaiah 40:29 “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

As the Olympics were going on recently, you can be sure that there were some Olympians who were competing almost at the point of complete exhaustion. Their bodies and brains were telling them to stop and quit – but they kept on going.

Depending on their particular sport, some of them found their “second wind” right about the time quitting felt like the thing to do. They kept on, and soon discovered new strength. Of course, Olympians expect this to happen, and instead of quitting too soon, some of them went on and won gold.

This is what the above verse is talking about for the child of God. Just when you feel like giving in to the flesh, or to the world, or to just stop serving God, that is when God is ready to strengthen you – but not before. He wants us to learn to give our all, and to trust Him to give us more strength when our own is just about completely exhausted.

If you are about ready to quit on God, as many have already done, keep on going, and you will discover the strength He promised. Remember that it comes when your strength is just about gone.

As in sports, too many believers quit just a little too soon. Had they kept going and looked for God to provide, they would have discovered that: “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). This Bible verse repeats the same idea found in our text verse, which appears just two verses earlier.

Our God does not give His strength too early. If He did, we might be tempted to think it was our own strength, and we would not give Him the glory. Because He usually waits until our strength is gone, there is no doubt about the Source, or where the glory belongs. BY remembering this principle, and keeping your eyes on God, you too may be able to win eternal gold!

Bible Promise for the Day – Going for the Real Gold

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

We live in a day when mediocrity abounds. Yes, there are those who put forth greater effort than many others in their responsibilities, but they are often looked at as being unique, or even odd. Others tell them to slow down and enjoy life more.

Of course, we all recognize that no Olympian ever won gold, and no entrepreneur ever succeeded in business with that kind of an attitude. They recognize the value of never giving up, and not slowing down. And you can be sure that the Olympian that won the gold is glad that they did not slow down or practice with less than everything they’ve got.

Born-again Christians need to take this same attitude. Paul tells us to not “be weary” in serving God. Keep going. Remember, too, that there is a crown to be won and that God will greatly reward faithfulness in your service toward Him. He sees it all.

The Olympians practice for years to gain gold that is temporary. The rewards that God will give are forever. This is why God tells us that where our treasure is – the things we greatly value – that’s where our heart will be. When we forget about Heaven’s riches, and focus on earth’s short-lived glory or gain, we lose the eternal riches and rewards we could have gained.

If you have slacked off in your service to God, which is easy to do, why not get back in the battle today? He will gladly help you all along the way. Life is short, and there’s only a little time to earn eternal rewards.