SERMON

RENEWED STRENGTH FOR GOD'S PURPOSE

By

Joshua Yee

On

21 NOV 2021

But those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

    they will run and not grow weary,

    they will walk and not be faint.


Isaiah 40:31

Introduction: 

  • The promise of God came at a time where the Israelites were so worn out from living in exile that they have forgotten about God’s promise to them.

  • Sometimes we are like that too. We are so tired that we have forgotten God’s promise in your life.

  • God will give you strength to pursue His purpose even in difficult times if you we choose to walk and trust in Him


1.   Remember that God is Sovereign

  • God will give you new strength when we remember that He is sovereign

  • God’s promise to the Israelites was not something new but it is something the Israelites have forgotten over the course of their captivity.

  • We need to remember who our God is, what His promises are for us.

  • Surround ourselves with community that can remind us of God’s promises and encourage us forward.


2.   Surrender Your Control to God

  • There is a condition to receive God’s power in our life which is to first acknowledge that we are weak.

  • There are certain part of our lives that we need to humble ourselves and give God control. 

  • Strength can be renewed when we surrender control to God


3.   Wait Expectantly on God

  • An active waiting where our hearts are turned to God. A sense of longing and desire for God to move.

  • The silence of God is not the absence of His presence.

  • Waiting on God is an invitation to enter into His presence and increase our expectation for more of Him.

  • As we grow more intimately with Him, He comes and renews our strength.

  • God wants to take all your weaknesses and exchange it with His strength. But we need to wait on Him.


Conclusion:

  • God will continue to renew our strength so long as we continue to trust in Him.

  • Life is challenging but God gives us strength so that we can get back up and run again towards His destiny for us. To continue to live a life being a blessing that God has called us to be and to not grow weary as we fix our eyes on Jesus.


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