Well Sunday I preached on Isaiah 40:31. It is funny, I like most people see that verse and think of soaring on wings of eagles. When the important part is the clause in the verse, those who hope in the LORD. It is in the bad times that we put our hope in the LORD that brings the renewed strength. It is then after relying on God that we can then soar like an eagle. We seem to want to skip any of the bad times and go straight to the soaring.
LORD as we go through the bad times in life, help us hope in you and trade our strength for yours!