Promise for Renewed Strength
The Flinders Ranges rise from the barren earth like a crown. They were unexpected in beauty.... but the back roads to Wilpena Pound showed me how unexpected our creator is. He makes the wilderness rejoice wherever he chooses... He causes ‘blossom’ where we expect none. But that’s grace. And it’s ours to receive, along with this promise to have our feeble or weak selves renewed in strength.
Isaiah 35:1-4 The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”