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God promises to help us Walk

Isaiah 40:31 (CEV)

31 But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired.

God promises to help us fly and to help us run, but He also promises to help us walk. “They shall walk and not faint.”

Frankly, it is more challenging to walk than fly or run.

Somehow during those crisis hours of life, we turn to the Lord and find His power to help us soar above the problems we find His strength to keep running. In those “emergency” moments of life, there is a special excitement and challenge to make it through. But what about the daily routine of life?

It is one thing to mount up with wings like the eagle or to run and not be weary—but what about walking, walking, day after day?

Well, it is daily—day after day, life comes to us—but God has promised to give us the strength we need each day so that we can walk and not faint. There may not be anything romantic about your daily routine. Still, it is essential to you, God, and others who depend on you.

Daily walking means that you develop healthy habits and routines. Habits and routines regarding what you eat, watch, read, listen to, and your activities. As believers, we need to develop daily disciplines that help us walk closer to God.

Six verses could change your daily walk if you let them:

Psalm 1 (NLT)

1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.

2 But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.

3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

4 But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.

5 They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly.

6 For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

Verse 2, in particular, speaks about our daily walk. We should delight in spending time in the Word of God.

This is how we walk without fainting. We allow the Word to shape our thinking, attitudes, and actions in a positive way. We meditate by asking questions about the scripture we are reading.

How might God’s Spirit be applying this verse to my present situation?

What is this passage teaching me about God’s character?

Is there a promise here for me to recognize and claim?

Is this passage revealing a particular sin I must try to avoid?

Is God giving a command I must obey?

How should this truth affect my relationship with other people?

Is my spirit in harmony with what the Holy Spirit is saying?

How can I grow closer to God in light of what he shows me through his Word?

Daily walking means that we are filling each and every day with habits and routines that bring us closer to Christ.


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