“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God’? (Isaiah 40:27)
Difficulty has a way of draining the life out of those who have to endure it. At first we try to be strong; but then, as the stress continues, we find ourselves becoming fatigued and even fearful. It is at those moments that many of us begin to believe that our time of trouble will never end. Yet the Bible teaches us that there will come a day when every tear will be wiped away and every broken heart will be mended. “Though weeping may endure a night…joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
No nation has ever experienced more sorrow than the nation of Israel. During such times of struggle, many have wondered – “Does God still care for us? Has He forgotten us? Is there no hope?” Yet the Lord has said to His people –
“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God’? Have you not known? Have you not heard? 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.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted…
…but they 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.” (Isaiah 40:27-31)
God never grows tired or weary and He is always able to provide the strength we need. I close today with this simple prayer-
“Dear Lord, You know the struggles that I am currently going through. You know the cause of my struggles and You know the cure. I do not know what tomorrow may hold, but I know that You hold tomorrow.
Lord, give me the strength to do what I need to do today, and I will trust you tomorrow for the strength I will need tomorrow.
I believe that as I learn to lean upon You, You will carry me through.”
In Christ’s name I pray,