Thursday, January 03, 2008

carried

Newness in Jesus includes being carried by God, or coming to know more and more that rest in him that carries us through those inevitably difficult places in life. This reminds us of the promise in Isaiah that those who wait in hope on the Lord will renew their strength and mount up with wings like eagles, running and not becoming weary, walking and not fainting.

There are numerous reasons why we need this. For all kinds of reasons we can become discouraged. The passage referred to in Isaiah says that the young themselves can lose their strength and fall. This is an occasion to look to the Lord, to wait on him in the hope and assurance of faith. When we do, we find the faithful God, and we find the rest in him that we need. To carry us through, and at times even over, the low and sometimes gloomy or gray parts of life in this world.

Carried. I like that. I have my part, but it's one of learning more and more how to be carried in God. How to wait on him for that new strength and posture in faith, to live above and beyond so that we can run and walk through this life as those pleasing to the Lord.

What thoughts might you like to share on this? Or is there a metaphor in Scripture about our lives in God related to newness, that has been helpful to you?

4 comments:

preacherman said...

Carried. Wow. Word cannot discrible the love in that word. It is an amazing love.
Ted you have out done yourself yet again brother. It is such an excellent post that brings tear to my eyes when I read it. Thank you for such a wonderful post. It means alot.
In Him,
Kinney Mabry

NaNcY said...

i love God and the gift of newness that is mine because of Him.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Kinney,
Thanks for your most kind words and for your thoughts.

Yes, it's well beyond me, these words and what they mean. But still glorious in what little I do get of it- I want to know this so much more in my own life.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Amen. And this will go on forever and ever. Amazing.