Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Read : Isaiah 40:12-31
Thoughts from: Alyssa Ghubril
I absolutely love the picture of God that is painted by Isaiah 40. All the water on Earth fits in His hand, He can weigh the mountains on a scale, the nations are like a drop in a bucket to Him, He sits above the circle of the earth, He brings princes to nothing, and on and on.
When I’m weary and weak, this is a great place to go to be reminded that God is so much bigger than my worries. The things that seem like insurmountable mountains to me are just dust to Him. But somehow, in spite of his grandeur and majesty, he isn’t uncaring and far off. He has compassion for this “dust”, he loves each one of us and knows us personally.
In verses 30-31, Isaiah tells the weak and weary to wait on the Lord. Don’t just try harder to get your strength back. Don’t just work more to be able to stand on your own two feet. Don’t pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Wait on the Lord. Wait. And for us, on this side of history, we have the clarity and hindsight to know exactly why we can confidently wait on the Lord. This incredibly powerful God who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness used all this power and wisdom to send His Son to live on this earth and bring us redemption. We can confidently wait on the Lord and trust Him because He has done what He said He would do, and we know He will continue. He will sustain us and He will give us strength when we’re weary. We’ve seen Him do it before, and we will see Him do it again.