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?