A friend will be enduring a true trial of her faith and physical endurance tomorrow as she enters to complete a half Ironman. Wow. Swimming, followed by biking, followed by running. I thought my faith was tried when I completed the half marathon...but this is SO much more! I am immensly proud of her...not only for the training she's completed to tackle this event....but for the way she has walked through some of the most difficult life trials anyone could ever face.
Erin...you can do it!! I remember you singing these words at the top of your lungs years ago in a Crusade meeting...and I don't want you to forget the power they still have in your life today. You are such an encouragement to me and I know you have been to many other people. Christ's strength and God's glory are being displayed through you...and He won't fail you tomorrow!
"Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
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."