God Is Good – Isaiah 40:28-31
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
WHAT DOES THE PASSAGE say?
V. 28The Lord is the everlasting God.
V. 29-30 God gives the power to the weary. God’s strength is endless
V. 31 For those who wait, God’s renewing power will be upon them.
What Does the passage Mean to Me/US?
The preceding verses of this passage starts with Isaiah, the prophet, rebuking the nation for complaining. The Message version says,
“Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
‘God has lost track of me.
He doesn’t care what happens to me’?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?” (v. 27-28 The Message).
Even though we heard about God’s faithfulness and even though we say we believe in God, we are like the Israelites.
We don’t put our full trust in God and are impatient to wait for God’s ways to be done.
So, before God moves, we move and think that we can take care of our lives, or we come to the end when we finally realize we can’t do anything, and then complain; ‘God, why haven’t you prevent this happening to me?’
The Isaiah’s words resound in my heart; “Have you not known? Have you not heard?”
It becomes my prayer and desire to really trust in what I know and believe.
Lord, we say that we know and believe in you, but we confess that we really don’t. Help us in your mercy. Help us to truly rely on your ways. Help us to wait for your love to be renewed in our lives. In Christ Name, we pray, AMEN.
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