"He gives strength to the weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. Though youths grow tired and weary, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."
I saw this familiar passage of scripture exemplified in amazing ways yesterday at the Winter Splash Trail Run in Spruce Pines, NC at Springmaid Resort. It was 8+ miles of mud sliding, creek crossings, jumping across a ravine, two mountain ridges with steep ascents up and down, fallen trees to climb over and logs to jump. It consisted of all the ingredients that makes up ultimate trail running!
The group of folks I took with me to experience the ecstasy of it all weren’t seasoned trail runners. In fact it was Kristen’s first trail run ever! They all had legitimate reasons not to be there, but they were. What my clients had in common was they all had waited upon the Lord for direction and confirmation through prayer to take this intimidating step of faith. They all struggled with doubts and fears. Are you really going to give new strength when I become weary and tired? Do you really understand my inadequacies? Will I really mount up with wings as an eagle as I struggle to finish the last miles? They situated themselves in the Lord and allowed Him to show Himself strong in each of their lives. Was it easy? No! Was He faithful, and was the results worth it? Yes!
How would your life differ this upcoming week if you situated and prepared yourself spiritually by allowing God to enable you to go beyond your capabilities whatever the challenge may be? May we encourage you to allow our Father to fulfill His promises in your life as you allow His strength and wisdom to cause you to soar as the eagles? Wait upon Him in prayer!
In His love.
Photos taken of all completing an amazing feat beyond their natural capabilities! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Group photo at beginning of race:
L-R Shane and Julie Kinney, Kristen Quesenberry, Teresa Roberts, Trudi Jackson, and son, Corey Patton.