Joni Eareckson Tada
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
It’s very difficult to move forward when you’re locked up in physical or emotional pain. In such moments, it’s a comfort to remember that the love of Jesus toward you and me can never be exhausted. He gives and gives and gives.
Look at a typical day in His life. In Matthew 14, after a hot, dusty afternoon of preaching to the crowds, Jesus learns the devastating news about the beheading of His friend and cousin, John the Baptist. But rather than taking time to grieve, Jesus attends to the needs at hand, feeding five thousand people. Then, He later rescues His disciples when a storm blindsides their boat. On the other side of the lake, He takes on more crowds and nonstop ministry with no sleep.
And so it is today. Jesus’ love for you is endless. His concern never falters. He never tires of your journey. Jesus, your inexhaustible friend, can carry your load today.
Such a Friend! Praise You, Jesus, for Your strong arm around my shoulders through the demands of my day and the occasional endless, sleepless night. Thank You that even though I come to the end of my rope, Your rope has no end or limit! I find rest, sweet rest in You today.