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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Breaking Point

What do you do when you feel like you're about to reach your breaking point?  What do you do when you feel like you've already reached it?

In the world, there are tons of things to do once we get to that point, or when we feel like we're fast approaching that point.  We can take a walk.  We can count to 10, we can do breathing exercises.  We can do yoga, or write, or vent to someone, or exercise and let off some steam, or...

What do we as Christians do?  Pray, trust in God, pray, meditate on God's word...

Which works better?  When we follow the philosophies of the world to renew our strength?  Or when we follow the word of God to renew our strength?  Does it help for Christians to follow the worldly ways when we've reached our breaking point?  Is there a balance we need to find in order for it to work out?  Or do we just need to follow the word of God and trust that soon things will turn around and our strength will truly be renewed?

Isaiah 40:31 even talks about this. It states, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

So that means that when I as a Christian feel like I've reached my breaking point, I  need only to wait upon God and He'll renew my strength?  I'll have the strength to spread my wings and fly like an eagle.   Have you ever seen an eagle fly?  Have you ever seen an eagle?  Pretty powerful creature.  I'll run and not get tired, and I'll walk and not faint.  Why?  Cause I'm not relying upon my strength.  I'm relying upon God's strength...

What happens to those that don't know God?  What happens to them when they reach this breaking point?  How are they able to recover? Does God step in and renew their strength when they cry out to the "universe"?  Or does He sit by and do nothing waiting for them to ask for His help?

And when we Christians reach our breaking point, does it only take asking God for help in order for Him to renew our strength?  Is there something more we need to do in order to be renewed?  How long does it take before we are renewed in Him? 

I wonder...



  1. I think I would like to fly like an eagle and soar above all the troubles of the world. But I have to land at some point. Trust in the Lord always.

    1. Me too, Kaisha. But at least I can take comfort in knowing that when those times come, God will be with me and will carry me through. :)