By the Way

Have you ever stopped to realize that if Jesus was physically sitting by you, He could work the apps on your phone better than a teenage whiz-kid? Sure, it’s a silly thought, but seriously, we tend to have a mental picture of Jesus frozen in the first century and not “up to speed” with the complexities of modern life (as if we would have to explain a computer to Him). Or worse, we don’t bother with praying over the “routine” frustrations, because they’re not “spiritual”.

In Isaiah chapter 40, God told the prophet to “Comfort My people!”, then gave him words to convey. The interesting part is that it’s after a great deliverance, and not during tribulation. It was a peaceful time after God had powerfully defeated the Assyrian army (all 185,000 soldiers) as an answer to King Hezekiah’s faithfulness. It’s full of great reminders of God’s incredible attributes. Consider these two verses in the middle;

“…the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.” – Isaiah 40:28b-29 NKJV

So, whether you’re working, sitting in a school drop-off line, enduring an endless meeting, slugging along in traffic, or trying to get the kids to practice, here’s a quick “BTW” text message; God’s understanding is unsearchable (which includes the boring details of life) and He’s always aware (which includes the complicated situations you can’t begin to describe). Talk to Him and be comforted. We are His people!

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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