Are You Listening?


“Have you never 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. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Isaiah 40:28-29 NLT

I have to wonder what Isaiah was feeling and thinking when he wrote these words and questions. They feel emotional and almost desperate to get someone to listen. He wants us to know who God is. He wants us to know what He does and that He never grows weary. God has more understanding than we can comprehend. He gives power to the powerless!

Well, there you have it. Whatever is on your mind today, this week, this month, or even this year should be filtered through these powerful verses. His ways are indeed higher than our ways, so we trust Him with our lives. We trust Him with our circumstances. We allow Him to walk with us through the deep waters that sometimes threaten us.

Really think about the role God plays in your life. Do you have a personal, daily relationship with the Creator of all the earth, or do you just call on Him when life turns upside down? I would not want to walk through this life without God as my counselor and heavenly Father. 

I grow weak but He does not. I sometimes don’t understand, but He always does. I get weary with life, but He gives strength when I need it most.

Even unto the point of death, they trusted in Jesus.

When my grandfather died in the early sixties, he was hospitalized with cancer, and this once-strong farmer was weak and unable to get out of bed. Knowing he was dying, he asked for my mother and father, who were on either side of his bed, to raise him up so he could sit up in the bed and lift his arms in praise to God. They did, he did, and then he died. He died knowing and believing that nothing is impossible with God.

Never give up your faith in the God of the impossible.

Prayer: Dear God, sometimes I forget. I have heard and I know who you are, and I want you to be in my life. Please guide me through the seasons of my life. Please fill me with your strength and power so that I will follow you with all my heart every day. Amen.

Pastor Wes Humble is Executive Director of Ministry, Community Relations, and Events.