Favorite Scripture for Sunday, May 16

I like to start sharing favorite scriptures from time to time.

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I can’t even say how often I open my scriptures in the morning and just happen to turn to a verse that I absolutely need to read. This happened last Monday morning. I woke up weary, with less energy than I needed and had much to do. I said my prayers and asked Heavenly Father to guide my reading. All of a sudden I recalled a scripture in Isaiah (trust me, I’m not super familiar with Isaiah) about ‘eagles wings’ — I looked it up on my iPhone app and then turned to it in The Bible. Here it is:

Isaiah 40:28-31

28 ¶ Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 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.

Wow. I want and need to learn to better “wait upon the Lord” because I know He loves me and will direct my life for good. I want to learn to ‘let go’ of what has become a running list of to-dos that weighs me down far too often. I’ve been listening (over and over) to a talk on patience that Deiter F. Uchtdorf gave in our last general conference. It is SO GOOD and so what I need to hear (over and over) right now in my life.
This scripture jumped out at me, as a confirmation of the message in President Uchtdorf’s talk.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Comments

  1. Have a great Sunday. That is one of my favorite scriptures along with Phillipians 4:13… I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I can’t tell you how many times that particular verse has brought me courage.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. jennifer h says:

    Thank you for sharing this :)

  3. Nancy M says:

    How timely… have a lovely Sunday :)

  4. Yes, that passage is such an encouragement. Have a blessed Sunday.
    ~Toni~

  5. Thanks. That’s a great scripture!

  6. Is. 40:31 was one of my mom’s favorites. I’ve been reading the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, and this verse often comes to mind.

  7. Mrs. Julian, Stacy, if I may be so familiar, I hope I’m not the only one who replies that the same thing happens to them. Jesus has picked me up so many times when I’ve been writhing in pain or panicked to tears over a situation I have no control over. I’ve been in such deep despair I couldn’t see tomorrow. But everytime I pick up His Word, I’m led beside still waters and into green pastures, comforted by his rod and staff. I’ve read through the Bible so many times I’ve lost count; when I finish, I just start over. I know the scriptures, but everytime I go back through, He shows me something NEW, because I continue to grow and feed on the meat of his word. I promise you, if He’s ever done it for anyone, He’ll do it for you too. He’s proven Himself time and time again. I walk in His Word, prophesied by Isaiah 2:3, I bear the fruit of His Spirit (Gal 5:22), I possess gifts of the Spirit (I Cor. 12), and I do battle in the armor he gave us all in Eph. 6:10.

    There is one thing I’ve learned that will get me out of that “funk” everytime; whether I feel like it or not, I start praising the Lord. I’ll start singing through my tears or lifting my voice in praise of Him in every way. I’ll shout His name, saying ‘Great is my God, the lifter of my head! Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ, for He has washed away my sins and set me free! I love you, Abba Father! I love you, Christ my King!” and before I know it, I’m having a mountaintop spiritual experience. You know He lives in our praises, Stacy, and His angels minister to us. I’m going to add you to my prayer list and make sure the angels are dispatched to minister to you. You’ve got a very full, very rich, very blessed and busy life. Just know you have a member praying for you by name. God bless, Stacy, for sharing your story. He who is not ashamed of the Lord, neither will the Lord be ashamed of him before the Father.

    Tracey Edwards

  8. I just found this article about babies with eczema, its heart breaking, wish we could wipe it out altogether.

  9. Kasandra says:

    Stacey, thank you for sharing that scripture with us! Isn’t that a beautiful thought! It really is true that the Lord will provide us with strenghth when we need it. I’ve been reading Exodus and sharing scriptures with my daughter who is serving a mission in Peru… there are so many scriptures in Exodus that talk about bringing our “willing hearts” to the work that we give the Lord! There are so many people out there who are so grateful for your hard working willing heart! Thank you……..from Kasandra in Kamloops, BC Canada

  10. Look at those strong eagle’s wings. It’s nice to know when, in our mortality, we don’t have enough strength, that the Lord does and he is willing to share! Thanks this is something worth remembering this week

  11. Thanks, Stacy, for the reminder. I have a busy, and stressful, week coming up, and this verse will certainly help sustain me. I love the hymn whose refrain is based on this verse: “He will raise me up on eagle’s wings.”

  12. I can’t tell you how much I love this post… in so many ways!!

  13. yes, great reminder for me as well right now. I am also reminding myself of the scripture that promises that when I am weak, He is strong. I believe it’s in 2 Cor.

    praying that you are blessed as you are a blessing to others.

  14. Is it me or did this article make you want to buy an iPad?

  15. Thank you so much for sharing that was exactly what I needed to read this morning. You are a true inspiration. Everytime I visit your blog I want to go in to my scraproom and now I want to get my bible instead :-)
    lots of love to you, wishing you an inspiered monday!

  16. This is one of my favorite verses as well — thank you for reminding me of it today as I face a busy Monday with not much energy!

  17. Damn, this truly was a great Webpage!

  18. theresa says:

    Jilian,
    Nice to see that you are bold enough to blog you beliefs. I have enjoyed your posts and find this new addition of scriptures even more refreshing.

  19. theresa says:

    Jilian,
    I seperated my ribbons and put them in containers by color. Hopefully I can one day be as organized as you. Thanks for your inspiration. I love your posts on COLOR it makes me happy reading your silly comments and some of the simple things you take photos of.

  20. That scripture reminds me of one of my favorite hymns that we sing often in our church. Here is a beautiful rendition of it. Enjoy! I’m sure you’ll recognize it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VTUA9liVYg

  21. A perfect way for me to start my week was reading that scripture. I’m going to include it in my weekly e-mail to our missionary son in the Philippines. I hope it will inspire him this week as it inspired me. Thanks so much for sharing!

  22. hi stacy… i’ve been reading your blog a few months but have been an avid reader of simple scrapbooks when it was in print. i am really encouraged by your boldness to share your faith on your blog. =) even though you feel weighed down by all your to-do-lists, just remember to “seek first the Kingdom” and His righteouness and everything else will fall into place. (matt 6:33)

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