Where is Your Strength?

Sadly, many do not believe that Yahweh, the God of Creation, does not reveal Himself in our suffering or during our times of crisis; that He ignores our cries and the tears we have shed; that He is either dead or asleep. Look at the recent storms that have destroyed lives and livelihoods. Where was he during all of that?

Do you truly believe that He is ignoring the events in your life? That He cannot guide you, protect you, and support you? Well, consider the comfort the great prophet, Isaiah gave us:

Don’t you know?
    Haven’t you heard?
    The Everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
    doesn’t grow tired or become weary.
        His understanding is beyond reach” (Isaiah 40:28).

Who are we to measure God? Who are we going to compare Him to? Those are the questions that the Psalmist asked:

When I look at your heavens,
    the creation of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars that you have set in place—
         what is a mortal that you remember him
            or the Son of Man that you take care of him? (Psalm 8:3-4)

Isaiah went on to promise:

He gives strength to those who grow tired
    and increases the strength of those who are weak. . . .
The strength of those who wait with hope in Yahweh
    will be renewed.
        They will soar on wings like eagles.
            They will run and won’t become weary.
            They will walk and won’t grow tired (Isaiah 40:29, 31)

Now we can shout out with the Psalmist:

You have made him but a little lower than Elohim, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
You have made him a little lower than yourself.
        You have crowned him with glory and honor.
         You have made him rule what your hands created.
        You have put everything under his control:
            all the sheep and cattle, the wild animals,
             the birds, the fish,
            whatever swims in the currents of the seas.

O Yahweh, our Adonay, how majestic is your name throughout the earth! (Psalm 8:5-9)

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