“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Oh how I need the refreshing touch

Of the Lord most every day;

My heart grows sad and my mind gets weary

As I journey along life’s way.

My problems—so many; my burdens—so heavy,

As I travel this road called “life;”

Why it seems every time I do this or that

That there’s always much fussing and strife.

How often I wish I could take to the skies

And fly far away from it all;

I’d fly to a place where no problems exist—

Or at least they’d seem quite small.

But in my heart I know that there’s

No idyllic island somewhere “out there;”

I know there’s no place where I can run and hide

And forever be free of all cares.

That’s why I should remember the old prophet’s words

About waiting upon the Lord God Almighty—

For it’s when I cast all my cares upon Him

That I find His rest so inviting.

In waiting there’s a renewing of my strength and my soul,

And a “mounting up with wings as eagles;”

Instead of dwelling so down in the dumps

I discover a power that’s quite Regal.

Instead of fretting and feeling so sad

Over all that’s been happening to me,

I rest in the Lord and soon I do find,

Like an eagle I’m soaring and free!

His love is my current and His grace my mainstay

As I run and grow not weary;

With Christ as my guide I now walk so spry

And the days don’t seem nearly so dreary.

by Tom Smith