God renews us even when we feel useless.
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“That is why we are not discouraged.
Though outwardly we are wearing out,
inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:16 God’s Word to the Nations
Nobody sits at this picnic table. It lies far removed from any public access as it occupies space on land that was for sale and had been for quite sometime.
There were probably family gatherings shared around this table. Laughter, stories and card games might have encircled this table, but do so no longer. At that time there was no rust. There were no rotting boards. It could hold the weight of many people. But now it sits, slowly deteriorating over time.
Some of us reading this blog today feel like the picnic table in its hay day. We can run a marathon, climb a 14er and pull and all-nighter. There are others who feel our physical health slowly slipping away and others who know exactly what this table is experiencing.
It’s true that life changes. Our bodies wear out. We frequent the chiropractor more often, the doctor more often, the optometrist more often.
However, we’re being renewed daily by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Outwardly our lives might resemble this picnic table, but for those who are in Christ, God is daily at work renewing us.
By the way, this piece of land was purchased shortly after this picture was taken. There’s still hope for this picnic table.
There’s still hope for you.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner