As people, we struggle with being tired, frazzled, and overwhelmed. It is during these times that it is easy to feel like we are not understood by others. We even begin to wonder if anyone can relate to all that we are dealing with in our life. Our frustrations can build to the point we end up with no patience for others especially those we love the most. Life has a way of running us down. During these times, we experience little or no joy. How do I know this to be true? Because, I have faced this feeling many times in my life.
I have learned in ministry over the years, that I must be careful to spend time in the Word and find ways to refresh myself because I can become weary serving others and trying to meet their needs. Those who are closest to me know clearly when I need to be refreshed. I am grateful today to serve a God who never grows weary and more importantly always has a heart of understanding towards me. Isaiah 40:28 reminds us of this truth.
“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.”
If we are not careful to stay in God’s Word, we can easily forget the power of the only one who truly understands what we are going through in life. I love how this is phrased. “have you never heard or understood?” In my case too often, I have forgotten this truth and tried to do it all on my own. It as if I think that I don’t need God for some of these little things in life. The problem is that all these little things eventually wear me down. Besides that, God wants me and you to rely on Him for all the details of life.
My favorite part of this verse is “No one can measure the depths of His understanding.” God knows our struggles, our disappointments, and heart aches. When no one else understands, God does.
I am sure that many of you may be dealing with some issues that seem way beyond your understanding. Some of you may grieving the loss of loved ones, others are watching loved one’s battle cancer, some of you are dealing with some difficult parenting times, and more.
Life can not only be difficult but can also be discouraging. Nothing is more encouraging in discouraging times than the knowledge that we serve a God who always understands the needs of our hearts and lives.
I pray today that God will remind you that He is there, and He understands what you are going through. Not only does He understand, but He stands ready to walk with you through these difficult times and give you His wisdom along the way!