Outrun the Chariot!

Today we will conclude talking about Isaiah 40:31 GW, it says, “Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired.”  We looked at Renewed Strength and Soar like an Eagle. But the verse also talks about the ability to accomplish mighty deeds with supernatural strength.

What does it mean when the Bible says, “They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired.”  It looks like Elijah in 1 Kings 18. Activity is work that requires energy. Yesterday, the weather was ideal for working outdoors so I spent hours doing yardwork. When I was finished working, I was tired. There was a drought in the land and Elijah prayed for rain. Verses 45-46 says,  “And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. Then the Lord gave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.”

How was Elijah able to do that? Well in the previous verses we see Elijah praying for rain. He told Ahab,  “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” (Verse 41) Elijah went to God in prayer. When he began to pray, he asked his servant to check for signs of rain. He didn’t see anything. Seven times Elijah sent his servant to look. “Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.” (Verse 44) When Elijah saw the sign that signaled rain, God gave Elijah special strength and Elijah outran Ahab’s chariot.

What do you need special strength to accomplish? The secret to special is waiting on God. Elijah waited on God and his strength was renewed. As a result, Elijah outran the chariots. Wait on God and you could outrun chariots also.

Thought for Today: Friend, with God you can outrun the chariot.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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