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When you hit the wall…

"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."   Isaiah 40:28-31

 

I remember basketball practices when I was senior in high school.  They were hard!  I remember my coach always said, "If I do my job as a coach, then by the end of this practice you will hit the wall!"  Most of the time, he did his job.  I remember, time after time, "hitting the wall."  That phrase, "hitting the wall," simply meant being physically emptied or drained.  There were times after practice when I would just lay on the floor.  There were other times when I would find the nearest trash can!  Hitting the wall was no fun at all.

What do you do when you hit the wall?  What do you do at home when you run out of patience or run out of strength?  What do you do at the office when you run out of patience or run out of strength?  When you hit the wall do you just lay on the floor?  Do you find the nearest trash can?  It happens to us all.  At some point we find ourselves emotionally and/or physically emptied or drained.  It is not an age-defined problem.  It is not a socio-economic problem.  It is a human being problem.  At some point, even multiple points, we all hit the wall.  However, we serve a God who never hits the wall!  We serve a God who does not grow tired or weary.  We serve a God whose understanding no one can fathom.  We serve a God who gives generously to His children what they need, when they need it!  Isaiah 40:29 says, "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."  When you hit the wall at home or at the office, God can and will give you the strength you need to make it through the wall!  God can and will increase your power!  The key is to put your "hope in the Lord," as found in Isaiah 40:31.  If we put our hope and trust in ourselves or in other people around us, we will be disappointed.  But when we put our hope and our trust in God, the Creator of the ends of the earth, He will never disappoint us!  He will never let us down!  What will you do today when you hit the wall???

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