Do you need encouragement, or inspiration?
During the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, Eric Liddell from Scotland decided not to run on the Christian Sabbath, but instead preached at the local Church of Scotland. The 1981 film Chariots of Fire depicts Liddell, as played by Ian Charleson, reading from Isaiah 40, shown in the following clip. His colleagues faltered on the field, but Liddell would later run the 400 meter race and win the Gold Medal.
I found these verses, as read by Charleson, to be profoundly moving. May you draw encouragement from them as well.
Liddell’s victory was visually documented here, presented by the Eric Liddell Centre on YouTube, November 16, 2009: