I Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” God left us on this planet where there is an abundance of pain. If you really dig deep and are aware of the people around you, almost everyone has some kind of pain they are going through, whether emotional or physical. And if they aren’t going through it at this moment, they either have been or are going to. Sure, people look like they have it all together. Most of us want others to think that is how we are. Like we have life by the tail, and everything is under control. But the fact is that no one’s life is smooth sailing all the way.
I was recently watching a Christian show with an audience of women. As the camera scanned the room, I noticed the women with smiling faces, make-up put on just so and hair styled to be presentable for the TV show. But as the speaker got into the message about God caring for hurting people, she touched the pain that had been hiding behind a facade of happiness. The camera again scanned the room, and these same smiling faces now had tears running down their cheeks with mascara smears that ruined the perfect make-up job they had done that morning. It wasn’t just one or two women in the audience. It was almost everyone in the room. You could tell there was some very deep hurt in those hearts, and their pain was exposed.
In Isaiah 40:31 God tells us, “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.” Do you need your strength renewed? Do you feel like you are so spiritually weary that you can’t run or even walk in your Christian life? The Hebrew root word interpreted as “wait” on the LORD, actually means to bind together. So in effect it is saying we need to bind together with God to get our strength. If you try to do it alone, without binding together with God, that is when you will get weary.