A recent study found among generation Z an interesting perspective. Gen Z were born in the mid-1990s to early-2000s. They have used digital technology since a young age and are comfortable with the Internet and social media. The perspective is this - in the 2019 Porter Novelli/Cone Gen Z Purpose Study, it was found that "94% are tired of the divisive narrative that has taken over the national news” and wants "to see the country come together to make progress on important issues". This sentiment runs so strongly that, “85% would rather focus on the positive progress we’ve made rather than the negative.” Most of the “issues” are to do with social problems and climate change.
I bring this up because there is an echo of a scripture here; Isaiah 40:30 says, "Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall…”. It is clear that this is an age-old problem, yet in spite of this scenario there does remain an answer, which the same scripture provides; verse 310-40: "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”.
Any strength looked for outside of Christ, whether young or old, will soon evaporate in the harshness of present realities. Yes we do run, and walk, but we are “renewed…..on the road”.
Keep your connection, and you will “soar like eagles”, far above the things of this world.