For Those Who Wait

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.
 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:27-31)

Limbs slowly wasting,

Yet each day I rise.

All over me is aching,

Yet I hear two cries.

Weakened I am falling,

Yet strong hands preside.

Weary fitful sleeping,

Yet still I wake revived.

Jesus does NOT stand at a distance, watching remotely as we struggle and suffer. Jesus, full of grace, refuses to leave our sides, pleads with the Father on our behalf, and pours out His power into our weak spirits. I believe, Jesus, the King of Kings, full of compassion, sheds his own tears when we are overcome with emotion because of adversity. For a moment or two. Then He picks us up, sets us on a rock, and our strength is renewed. “…He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” (Psalm 40:2)

 Jesus is WITH us. “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)

Jesus is PRAYING for us. “Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34)

Jesus will STRENGTHEN us. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (I Peter 5:10)

Jesus UNDERSTANDS and has COMPASSION for our suffering. “Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” (Hebrews 2:18)

Grace be with you, my friends.

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