From a rough week of experiencing life? I received a “thought for the day” from Pastor Douglas last year sometime….and it spoke to my life. (NLT version)
Isaiah 40:26-31 Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out one after another, calling each by its name. And he counts them to see that none are lost or have strayed away.
O Israel, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? How can you say God refuses to hear your case?
Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak.
Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will give up.
But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (emphasis mine)
I love those verses. It lets me know…He is watching His beloved children. Did you realize you—me—we— are His beloved children?
He sees your troubles, heartaches and will give you strength! You will soar over these clouds…(or your clouds of life) as if you had wings!
My friend, Lisa, although, not a professional photographer, took this great shot from the window of the plane flying her to New York! Great shot….gave me much to think about.
He’s there…in those clouds…He’s here, right beside me, in the middle of my problem. Waiting for communication with us. Waiting for us to speak to Him, share our hearts with Him, be “real” with Him….He knows us anyway, we may as well share it all! He knows the “good the bad and the ugly!” —–and yet He loves us anyway…..that’s just like a Father.
Mark those verses in your Bible and the next time you are feeling alone, tired, weary, worn out….go there…on your knees….in your prayer closet….meet with Him and allow Him to give you strength for the journey, rest for your weary soul and peace for your troubled heart!
I am over at Sisters of Faith this morning for our devotion! Grab your coffee and let’s sit down and rest in HIM!
From the archives.