God is not weak; so when He is the source of our strength, then we are not weak. God’s strength is an experience like none other. I’ve probably read this passage several dozen times, but I’d never seen God’s strength in my own life so I passed it off as some esoteric thought instead of a reality which I could EXPERIENCE: “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”(Isa. 40:28-31) The key to having God’s unfailing strength is to “wait” for Him. What does that mean–really? In my experience, it is daily disciplining myself to wait upon His will and then follow it instead of plunging ahead in my own strength! The strength of living in my will instead of God’s will is like choosing to SWIM across the Atlantic instead of crossing it on a battleship! We are struggling unnecessarily! We are drowning, growing weary and wasting our energy—to prove what? Only the most foolish people believe that swimming across the Atlantic is the best way to cross it. When we finally learn to trade our way for His way, His energy begins to surge within us. We realize that we are traveling greater distances with far less of our own energy than when we were swimming. We accomplish more and live more richly than we ever imagined possible when we were struggling to stay afloat against the rip tides of life! It is our choice. Our ticket was purchased at a price we cannot fathom—so why would we jump overboard back into the turmoil of the waves from which we were rescued? Many times we must exhaust ourselves in the waves before we cry out for God. And when He rescues us, He nourishes and strengthens us with His Bread of Life and Living Water. When we experience the strength of His will, we never want to go back to drowning in the weakness of our own will!