THE UPPER ROOM
The Youth Gathering Place!
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer (Isaiah 40:31)
You are the everlasting God ,The everlasting God You do not faint
You won't grow weary
(Chris Tomlin, “Everlasting God”)
In these summer months, let us renew our strength as we wait upon the Lord. We’ve taken a break from the routine of school, homework and activities. Sure, we have a lot going on in the summertime, but it is different kinds of activity.
May we see God at work in our lives and everywhere around us. Enjoy His creation and celebrate the life He has blessed you with!
See you in the Upper Room. Sunday nights 6 pm
Rick & Sheryl Gudgeon
From Strength to Strength
Read Psalms 82:1 through 85:13; Acts 27:1–20
We use the term marathon as a way to honor the Greek runner, Phidippedes, who ran about twenty-six miles to carry the news of the Greek victory in the battle of Marathon. The effort killed him. Today, running a marathon is the crowning achievement for most long-distance runners. Even prepared runners struggle throughout the race in different ways. Some draw strength from the nourishment that awaits at checkpoints, while others run with a friend.
In some ways, life can feel like a marathon when hard times and struggles come. It can seem like a chore just to make it through each day, but, for life’s race, God’s people can draw strength from His promises.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you . . . They go from strength to strength (Psalm 84:5,7).
This is not human strength, but a strength that God provides along the way in the difficult journey of life. As this life has its way of taking its toll on human hearts, God is there for those who look to Him for strength.
Challenge for Today: Find your strength in the promises of Scripture and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Quicklook: Psalm 84:5–7
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