Last night, I came to the end of what I could handle. I snapped at my daughters, was frustrated with my sick wife, felt unsuccessful with my job, music, and responsibilities, and felt myself slipping inexorably toward the fog of depression. I ran to the store for some juice, and instead of turning on the radio, I decided to listen to God. He gave me these words:
What do you do this for? For you or for me or for them?
It's so easy to forget that the God of the Universe is standing with us. I had certainly forgotten. I was trying hard to do things to serve my family, my wife, and myself. As long as my own strength was sufficient, I could carry on, arrogantly assuming I was enough. I am so thankful for a God who is patient enough to wait for me.
Who do you do this for? -DK
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who [aa]wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.