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A Second Wind

The Lord will give you renewed energy.
Years back I used to run 5k and 10k runs. The 5k's were 3.1 miles and the 10k's were 6.2 miles. When I ran I would either start off at a good speed or start off too fast. Depending on the terrain, some of those runs seemed so long and exhausting that it was hard to go forward another inch. Sometimes I would often feel as though it would be almost impossible to win or even place, because it seemed I was losing energy with every step I took. Because of those changing elements, those were the most difficult races. Sometimes it was like running uphill the entire time. I would run to win, but that winning didn't always happen without a fight and overcoming temporary discomfort. But well into the race, something amazing often happened. 

I would get a burst of energy at just about the time I felt like giving up. This energy, this second-wind, would just come out of nowhere it seemed and I would take off like a rocket passing the same people who passed me a while back in the run. It was the greatest feeling and I never looked back either. When it was all over I usually came in first place or I placed among the top 3 women.

I loved it.

That's how I feel when it comes to God. Just when you think you can't get through another challenging situation, the Lord will give you another round of strength. He'll give you a second wind that is so awesome you can't help but be amazed at the Lord's work once again. He will enable us to do great feats and accomplish amazing things, that we have no choice but to know it had to be God. And just like my runs, we'll think of our past struggles and how we overcame them. Then be able to walk in a Godly confidence that God will get us through any and everything...

...through our faith, that is.

Faith is the trust and belief that God can and will do the things we cannot. Just like my 5k and 10k runs, I did all I could do and when I couldn't do anymore God came in. You see, He gives us the ability to do things naturally and He comes in and does the supernatural. That's how He operates. So whenever we think we want to stop what it is God has us doing, we must keep going, because I'm telling you, He will give us that burst of energy and we will come in first place or we will place among the winners.

And that's not such a bad place to be. 









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