I was tired, I was feeling burnt out, and I didn’t want to be at the airport again. We had less than 24 hours at home in between WPPI in Vegas and two days of travel to the Virgin Islands for a weeklong photography job with people we’d never met. I needed sleep and time to recharge in the safety and quiet of my own home. Since it wasn’t an option, I flipped open my Bible and prayed through one of my favourite passages:
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for 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.
And you know what, he kept his promise for the days to come were exactly that – though I had been exhausted, I ran and was not weary. The Lord renewed my strength and we had a most amazing week documenting and celebrating a beautiful couple and the coming together of their families. In the most beautiful of locales, too.
When we got home, feeling completely inspired and immensely grateful for our experience, I randomly flipped open my Bible and here was this passage:
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and
If that isn’t a lesson in trusting in God, I don’t know what is! It’s still a continual process it seems, a back and forth of me trying to take control of things and then releasing that back to God…but I’ll look back on this and remember that he never leaves, and has no limit to his powers. Especially as we dive into this new year of exciting, busy times ahead!