Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 11 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day twenty-one with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of renewal.
Walk a Renewed Path
“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 40:30-31 (NIV)
Do you ever feel worn out? I know, silly question, right? Who doesn’t? How did you get that way? Did it happen overnight or was it a gradual culmination of things that slowly eroded the newness out of your life? What does it take to renew your hope? Your strength? Your stamina and endurance? How patient are you? Do you expect complete renewal to take place overnight in a life that has taken years of neglect to wear down? What could you accomplish if you were to walk a renewed path?
God says that we all grow tired and weary and that we all have times that we stumble and fall. The good news is that He provides a renewed path when we put our hope in Him and wait on His timing. As you pray, acknowledge the times when you are worn out and in need of renewal. Pray that God would help you to wait upon the Lord as he renews the path for you. Pray that you would consistently spend time with God and His Word in order to maintain this renewed path. Pray that the people around you would be refreshed as they walk a renewed path.