In the service of the Everlasting God
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord wil l find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
The Prophet Isaiah was convicted by God when He had an encounter with Him. He told God that He will follow Him and live out His purpose for his life. “Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me” (Isaiah 6:8). But God told Isaiah that he will be sent by God to a group of people that are stubborn. He will tell them about God but they will not listen. As Isaiah obeyed God and went to the people he was told to minister, he realized all of what God told Him yet he remained faithful. From the text, Isaiah told us how he was sustained even when it seemed that the people he was trying to influence for God were not responding. He remained faithful to God’s will for his life for He was resolved that He was serving the “Everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth.” Just like Isaiah, probably you contemplate on throwing in the towel because you feel worn out and stressed and you are not sure if you can still remain faithful to God. You seemed to feel exhausted because you have been running from trials to trials. Then you still needed to appear strong for others so that they will find encouragement as you deal with your own crisis. Isaiah found that he can continue and not give up because he knew he can wait on the Lord. Waiting is a virtue that every child of God should grow upon. Waiting on God will remind you that your dependence is not on your abilities and strength but on Him who has all the resources to sustain you. Waiting will teach you that when you follow His will for your life, you are surrendering to His leading and to His wisdom for you know that the one who called you is faithful. “God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).