Isaiah 40 : 28 - 31, Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. NKJV
Today’s devotion is about a prayer the Lord instructed me to pray for you. As I was seeking the Lord this morning, the Holy Spirit led me to pray for Christians who are weary from an ongoing war in their personal lives. Because of the intensity of the warfare, Christians have gotten weak and frayed by the attacks of Satan.
During the prayer time, I could sense that the Lord wanted His people to be refreshed by the wind of His Spirit. If this term seems strange to you, you can find it in Acts 2 when God released the power of the Holy Spirit upon the early church after Jesus’ ascension to heaven. The Holy Spirit filled all those who were praying in the upper room.
God wants to increase your strength and give you power for your weakened condition. Make no mistake about it, Satan and his demonic regime has worn down the saints of the Most High through spiritual warfare. Nevertheless, God is still on His throne, and He is fighting on your behalf.
Do you remember the story in 1 Kings 19 where the angel of the Lord instructed Elijah to eat a cake after becoming weary from his battle with the prophets of Baal and Jezebel? Elijah was exhausted, and depressed, and prayed to die. Even so, God instructed him to eat the cake and drink the water. Because Elijah obeyed God’s command, the strength he gained from eating that one cake lasted forty days.
These devotions go all over America and into many nations throughout the world. Over the past year, we have received hundreds of emails and messages from Christians who are weary and feel as if they’re going to faint, if God doesn’t show up in their situation. If you, too, are tired and in danger of giving up, then consider this your Word from the Lord. Begin to praise Him for both placing you on my heart to pray for and for hearing from the Lord on your behalf.
God wants to restore, refresh, and renew your tired soul. Therefore, I pray for you; may God lift you to a height in Him that is far above the storms of life, and may He give you an impartation of His strength and power so that you’re able to soar like an eagle. Receive God’s strength in your heart and soul today and be refreshed.
If this devotion has lifted your spirit and given you renewed hope, then I encourage to listen to a recent message the Lord gave me that will strengthen you even more. Click on link below and go to audio file entitled, “You Are Not Alone!” Click on “Download Video tab” to listen to the audio version. http://www.cross.tv/profile/187483?go=audio
If God Be For Us,
Pastor Asa Dockery
Pastor Asa Dockery