Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my just claim is passed over 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. The psalmist wrote, “Though weeping may endure a night…joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
The book of Isaiah was written during such a time when the nation of Israel was experiencing great difficulty. It seems that some of them were wondering, “Does God still care for us? Has He forgotten us? Is there no hope?” Consider how the Lord responded to His people.
“Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my just claim is passed over by my God’? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on 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,
God bless you, Brethren.
* Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is taken from the New King James Version.