Isaah 40:31 is a favorite passage of mine. The verse starts out with "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength."
In that portion of the verse is a promise that even in despair or uncertainty, hope is a constant.
The verse goes on by saying, "they will soar on wings like eagles. It brings to mind a picture of rising above one's circumstances on earth. For no matter how low one goes, God will lift the person up and bring them to the right location-to be a little closer to God.
The verse continues by saying, "They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint." This brings to mind the image of a marathon. This requires endurance.
And of stamina. For when we go through God's maze of life, we will end up on the winning side of life!!!
May the reader be blessed in the reading of this.