25 March 2011

Appropriate quote for today

It's...been a week; well, a couple of weeks.  A new contract fell through at the Spousal Unit's work and the bank, for reasons known only to them because they refuse to discuss it with us or the realtor (ahem...), denied the short sale of our house when it was only $6k less than what we had left to pay on it.  So, been trying to keep that faith and obedience going that I wrote about earlier but it's been hard.

When I was reading my devotional book this morning, I came across this and it helped:

Now I am sure that to those looking for the spectacular this may sound insignficant indeed.  Who wants to be slowed to a walk, to creep along inch by inch, just barely above the threshold of conciousness and not fainting?  That may not sound like much of a religious experience, but believe me, in the kind of darkness where I have been, it is the only form of the promise that fits the situation.  When there is no occasion to soar and no place to run, and all you can do is trudge along step by step, to hear of a Help that will enable you to "walk and not faint" is good news indeed.

                                                           -John Claypool on Isaiah 40:28-31

(Isaiah 40:28-31:  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.)

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