The Everlasting God
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never becomes faint or weary; there is no limit to his understanding. He gives strength to the faint and strengthens the powerless. Youths may become faint and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31 The Prophet Isaiah was sent by God to a group of people that are stubborn. He was sent to a nation where idolatry and immorality was pervasive. He will tell them about God and His love but they will not listen. His message included the greatness of God over anything that is on heaven or on earth. Nothing is equal in power with God (Isaiah 40:20-25). If God knows everything that exists, He knows us well. “Look up and see! Who created these? He brings out the stars by number; he calls all of them by name. Because of his great power and strength, not one of them is missing” (Isaiah 40:26). But despite Isaiah’s recounting of all that prove of God’s existence and that He is the Everlasting God, people will not listen and they continued to live in their life of sin. But Isaiah will not give up on his resolve to continue to proclaim who God is. From the text he mentioned how God sustains him. This was why he remained faithful to God’s call and will continue to serve the Lord. He was serving the “Everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth.” Because of the circumstances you are going through you might feel that God has abandoned you. When you look at God in the lenses of your circumstances, you will think that you have a small God. But when you look at your circumstances knowing that you have placed your faith in the Everlasting God, then you realize that your life is held by a faithful God. You 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. Just like Isaiah, we can continue and not give up because we can wait on the Lord. Waiting is a virtue that every child of God should grow upon. Waiting upon God reminds that our dependence is not on our abilities and strength but on Him who has all the resources to sustain us. God knows what we feel and what we fear. He is enough to meet all our needs. “God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful” (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
Noel De Guzman