2009 Scripture Memory (7 of 24): ISAIAH 40:28-31
The final verse of this passage is my dad’s life verse, so it has always held a very special place in my heart and I’ve always felt I should commit it to memory in honor of him. And then, just a few days ago, this same passage was forwarded to me by my dear friend Cerella as a possible memory selection. The version in The Message is quite pointed and will be part of my reflection on the passage as I seek to hide it in my heart, but I have chosen the Amplified version because of the imagery related to strength and the eagle. I am humbled by these words, but I am also filled with great excitement; now, more than ever, I am called to remember the Source of my Strength.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. — Isaiah 40:28-31 (Amplified)