THERE ARE LIMITS to what we can offer ourselves—times when none of the tried and true approaches seem sufficient to our need. Sometimes we can only wait in hope on the provision of a holy energy that seems beyond our own to give us the lift for which we hunger.
—Susan Carol Scott
Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life
From page 79 of Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life by Susan Carol Scott. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
How do you give yourself a lift? When have you sensed a need for the divine provision of strength beyond your known resources? How did that provision come? Share your thoughts.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
but those who wait for 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.
—Isaiah 40:29-31, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Sustainer of all that is, give me faith that hopes in what I can and cannot see. Thank you for giving me life and for the small miracles that find me each day. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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