Experiencing the Beauty of... Isaiah 40

Faith Deficiency {{Week 4}}

We are on our last week of our Isaiah 40 study. I invite you to join me, as we reflect on today’s devotion time.

The Scriptures – Isaiah 40:27; Luke 18:7-8

“O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights (Isa. 40:27, NLT)?

 

 “Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith (Lk. 18:7-8)?”

Faith Deficient?

In today’s Isaiah passage, we are bluntly asked the reason for our complaints… tempted to think that God would ever hide Himself from the circumstances of our lives. It paints a portrait to a deeper problem, which reveals a deficiency in the faith department of our lives.

 

Through the Bible, we are given God’s perfect thoughts and words. God’s Word is alive and active even at this very moment (see Heb. 4:12). God is teaching us that He is faithful and always in control. He is the very One we can trust.

It doesn’t matter how tough of a time we are going through, because we can trust God with the hard stuff of our lives.

 

“We can trust God with the hard stuff of our lives.” (Click-to-Tweet)

This is a truth I would be wise to listen to, as I sit with some new medical information. What I face today – is not greater than God. God is my good good Father, and that never changes. Even when life doesn’t happen the way we want, God is still good… and still faithful!

Never Ever Give Up

In Luke 18:7-8, we are learning the importance of praying and not giving up. Some things in my life are embarrassing to talk about – with any one. However, here, God is showing me that He deeply cares! The things I avoid thinking about – He sees. He doesn’t come at me with judgment, but compassion through the eyes of my ever-loving Savior Jesus.

 

“The things I keep avoiding thinking about – He sees…[with] compassion through the eyes of my ever-loving Savior..” (Click-to-Tweet)

God isn’t afraid of the big or small things of our lives. God stands, ready to listen and be our ever-present help… if only, we would trust God. He is full of power and compassion, that He longs to pour over into our lives.

Why do we say God disregards our ways, when nothing could be further from the truth?

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I invite you to join me for our next study. Starting September 11, we will begin our “Gleaning from the Heart of Jesus” study – where we will explore Matthew 4-7 in bite-size chunks. You can pick up your study journal over on Amazon. Bonus: As an Amazon affiliate, you can support the blog with any purchase you make using this link (which will take you straight to the new journal, for ease). I hope to see you join us for our upcoming study. It is going to be a great time of worship and study!

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