'He gives power to the tired and worn out...' Isaiah 40:29 TLB
We will self-destruct if we don't know how to take care of ourselves spiritually. Samson is a prime example. He was a fighter with amazing strength and courage but his personal life was a mess. His weakness was women. He couldn't handle the loneliness that so often follows great victories. In his story we find no evidence of a life of prayer or worship; only the numbness and inner void of a violent man. In contrast, King David, who was also a fighter, loved to be in God's presence. But David also went through a time in his life when he fell out of step with God and let human passions take over. Are you in danger of that happening to you?
There's all sorts of stuff that can divert your attention away from God. An attractive girl or guy giving you the eye. A bad habit that's becoming an addiction. An important project that's becoming an obsession. Watch out! What delights you tonight might destroy you tomorrow.
'He gives power to the tired and worn out, and strength to the weak. Even the youths shall be exhausted, and the young men will all give up. But they that wait upon 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' (Isaiah 40:29-31 TLB).
So what now? Get real about your life today. Don't build your life on sand; build it on rock (see Matthew 7:26). Look for satisfaction from God, not anywhere else.
Soulfood: Hab 1-3, Matt 27:11-26, Ps 1, Prov 19: 9-11