Wednesday, November 12, 2014

God Hears

Life may bring you to tears and you may think that God doesn't hear or doesn't care.

In times like those, these words from Isaiah, while not taking away the pain, can comfort us. They're particularly appropriate, I think, for anyone who is trying to do the right thing in God's eyes and is committed to it, but sometimes, in the middle of the hurt, can't see the point, can't see where God is working, and feels alone. God, we are assured, will be standing when the last tear has been cried and He alone can bring us comfort and renewal.
Why do you complain, Jacob?
    Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
    my cause is disregarded by my God”?

Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

    and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary

    and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary,

    and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
(Isaiah 40:27-31)

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