Have you 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. Isaiah 40:28 NLT
I can recall the day that I completed my final nursing exams and waiting anxiously for the grades to be posted in the student lounge. Nursing school was an extremely tough journey; the enrollment of 27 students quickly dwindled to only 7 graduates from the program. On that bitter wintry day, I took my final walk as a student nurse to the parking lot, crying tears of joy because in spite of, God had given me the victory of completing the RN program.
There is a word that a former Pastor used to describe our tumultuous journey, full of trials and tribulations in life; Vicissitudes–which is a change in circumstances that is unwelcome and unpleasant. Yes, the vicissitudes of life can be life altering, challenging, and leave us feeling as if we are in a desert storm.
Even so, in the Christian walk in life, we are to become fully reliant on God, which translates into being fully dependent on God. Can you imagine that our Heavenly Father would leave us or ever forsake us? If you are saying, “Why would God allow this and that to happen in my life if He loved me so much?” The only answers available to those questions is in the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he give us everything else? Romans 8:32 NLT
When Jesus was on the cross, he despaired and cried out, “Eloi, Eloi lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
And we know that for the remission of our sins that Jesus was required to suffer and die an excruciating death. But on that third day, there was an earthquake; God sent an Angel to roll back the stone, and Jesus arose from the sleep of death with all power and glory, “His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was as white as snow.” Matthew 28:3 NLT
God has never asked us to do more than we are capable of doing with His strength. If you are in despair, then you are failing to put your faith and trust in God. He has promised to ease the pain and to heal the broken-hearted. God is always great in his faithfulness to us.
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 will 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 40:29-31 NLT
When we begin to diligently study the Word of God, we begin to praise God for his wonderful love and we are able to enjoy and have a peaceful existence, regardless of the vicissitudes of life. Our trials, life events, and unforeseen circumstances are only a surprise to us; God is always aware of the trials that we must endure.
Pray and ask God to give you strength, study the Bible, wait on God, maintain your joy, embrace peace, and pray a prayer of thanksgiving for the victory that God will bring.
Fly, walk, and run! You will soar high, you will not grow weary, and you will not faint!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Bible Reading: Isaiah 40
Prayer for today: Dear God, Your promises and love can never fail. You are always faithful in sustaining our lives and providing for us. We ask forgiveness of the sins of mistrust and self-sufficiency. We need you, we need your help, and we need your strength. As we prepare for eternal life, we ask you to resolve the problems that each of us are experiencing in our lives and to bring us through victoriously. We ask this prayer in the worthy name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019