Renewal is an essential part of our natural and spiritual life because all of us will inevitably become weary and at times overwhelmed.
Isaiah writes, “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall” (Isaiah 40:30) but he continues with the good news that God not only can but will renew our strength as we spend time with Him.
But those who wait on 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.
Even Jesus grew tired and weary and would withdraw from the demands of His day to renew His strength.
"While others still slept, Jesus went away to pray and to renew His strength in communion with His Father. He had need of this, otherwise He would not have been ready for the new day. The holy work of delivering souls demands constant renewal through fellowship with God." Andrew Murray
The Apostle Paul taught that true Transformation can only take place through the renewing of our minds and through the renewing work of the Holy Spirit.
Rom 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Eph 4:23-24 NLT
Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
As we wait on God at the start of this year may our strength be renewed, may we mount up on wings as eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not faint and continually be renewed in the spirit of our mind.