As we delve into 2016, I’ve been both excited and exhausted thinking about everything that this year will hold. God sent me to Isaiah 40:
“He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy. Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble. But those who wait for the LORD’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.”
God’s strength and power put mine to shame, but in my humanity I often opt for the latter. It is in those moments that I quickly become desperate for renewed energy. God delivers this regeneration through an old scripture verse, a new friend’s encouragement, a breath of fresh air deep in the woods, a recited prayer that finally sinks in, and many other ways.
I also find encouragement from your friendship and support, not just for me but also for our partners in India and Nepal. You are God’s hands and feet to encourage and energize pastors serving in remote villages and children going to school. Thank you so much for strengthening this ministry through your support. It is having a transformative, renewing impact.