Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? 28 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. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 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.
I have several friends who are battling with cancer or have loved ones struggling at this time. I have friends with other health issues who are praying for God to heal. I have other friends who are struggling with life issues in relationships. And, we are all staring at the TV and gas pumps realizing our future is out of our control.
There are no easy answers to hard questions and there are no right answers to wrong questions. Stress is barreling down upon us like the snowball growing bigger as it rolls down the hill. How do we get off this merry-go-round?
Isaiah started this chapter with the words from God to comfort His people. In verse 27, the root of the stress is revealed as a breakdown in believing that God cares and is engaged in struggles. Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel,“My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Some may say, “been there, doing that!”
Why do we feel like our way is hidden? Because the God who can resolve the situation has not come through with the answer we are looking for. We know He can, but hasn’t. We know that God can do something. We know that God can heal any disease. Then, why is he not doing it for us? “I must be out of God’s sight”, we surmise.
God’s answer is two fold. One, “Remember the trustworthiness of My character”, says God.
He is everlasting. He does not grow tired or weary. To attend to your needs does not wear God out. He is with you in ways that you can not fully comprehend, but you can know HIs presence is with you.
Second, God says He will give strength to those who wait. How? How long? How long do I wait in this situation? What does waiting look like for me? Is waiting passive or am I engaging with God while waiting?
At this point, faith needs to be activated. I hear Paul’s words, “having done all to stand, STAND.” Confess your weakness regarding the struggles of waiting. Confess your dependency upon God’s character, His promises, and His love for you. Speak to your heart and mind that God’s compassions fail not, they are new every morning.
God will give strength to the weary and this includes you. I am praying for miracles and healing. I am agreeing for financial stability. I am praying for world leaders. I am asking God to save the lost who are here today and may be gone tomorrow. I am asking for a renewed fire of the Holy Spirit to bring boldness upon His people.
Send your peace, boldness and refreshing upon the weary who are waiting on You, O God! We cast our cares upon you. You alone, love and watch over our lives always.
Blessings Love y’all