Monday, May 23, 2011

Stop complaining!

Several times throughout the day yesterday I heard this passage:

Isaiah 40:27-31 (The Message)

27-31Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, "God has lost track of me. He doesn't care what happens to me"? Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening? God doesn't come and go. God lasts.

He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out.

He energizes those who get tired, He gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.

The last part of that passage has been one of my favorite verses of encouragement for a long time, but for some reason the passage, as a whole, really spoke to me yesterday.
I felt like God was saying, "Stop complaining and whining Marla....I haven't lost track of you or your situation." Sometimes life is hard and we forget that even though our circumstances are dark, God is still in charge. He has the final say in every event that we encounter...isn't that amazing? NOTHING comes our way without passing through His hands first!
I would love to hear your thoughts on that. And in the meantime, don't get discouraged, for even young people grow weary but God gives "fresh strength"

1 comment:

  1. Hey...that's a great passage. One of my favorites. They that wait upon the Lord...waiting is such a hard thing and we focus so much on the waiting and not what God wants to teach us in the waiting. What is even worse is when we take matters into our own hands and don't wait upon the Lord.