Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Comfort for the Exiles

In my last post I wrote about organizing the busyness of life. Part of that organization for me is my relationship with God. God is at the center of my life, I am a follower of Christ. But in the midst of the busyness I let so much other stuff get in the way of this relationship and this is something that I am always battling. I think sometimes my troubles with God are when I become impatient, when I get tired of walking through life wanting answers, wanting results in my ministry, waiting for God to act. My solution is to try and work for God and this tends to get me in even more trouble.

Humility. Patience. Waiting on God. These are the things that I really need to focus on in 2012, and for the rest of my life.

I have been reading and meditating on Isaiah 40 and I love this passage and how it is there to comfort and encourage God's Exiles. I love how it comforts and encourages me to remember that God keeps his Word and that He is all powerful and in control.

So I leave you with the end of 40, the passage that has truly given me hope in times when I have been faint, weary and exhausted.

[27] 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”? [28] 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. [29] He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. [30] Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; [31] 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 ESV)

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