God Neither Faints Nor is Weary

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Have you not known? Have you not heard?  The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.   His understanding is unsearchable.”   – Isaiah 40:28

God cannot be fatigued or exhausted!  The prophet Isaiah declares that God, Who has formed and sustained all things, is not exhausted in His powers, but is able to defend and guard His people.

One sure sign of the frailty of man is the futile, humanistic practice of trying to project upon God the weariness and weakness that is common to us; We get tired and want to quit, so we figure God must get tired and want to quit.  We figure wrong!  Jehovah neither faints, nor is weary.

Even young people in the prime of physical health get tired and faint; some may even “utterly fall.” (Isaiah 40:30)  But the Creator “neither   faints   nor  is  weary.”    There  is  a vastness about the reach and depth of His power that flies beyond our comprehension.

Throughout the Old Testament God revealed and showed His abilities to care for His children, and never once did He fail on His part.  Throughout the New Testament, God proclaims this same assurance through the sending of His Son.  And now, in the   culmination of His redemptive plan, God is able to redeem us, and keep us under His care.

The apostle Paul wrote: “Who are you to judge  another’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls.  Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.” (Romans 14:4)   Paul also wrote: “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)  The Hebrew writer declares: “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25)

Is there anything that God is unable to do?   Anything good, anything pure, anything holy and righteous, anything just?

Some of His people actually seem uncertain about what God is able to do…  Maybe some feel this way when they have either lost so many personal battles with sin…  or it happens when they experience an  extreme trial and sorrow, and they are so distracted and so tired that they allow their faith to waiver.    How can we ignore all that God has revealed to comfort us?  How can we cease to trust in His promises and act as if God is not able to help us?

Whether we are talking about salvation from sin, or every spiritual blessing in Christ and every physical blessing – God is more than able to provide for our needs!

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 40:29-31)

Do you feel weak and fatigued?  Would you like  strength to be renewed?   You must “wait on the Lord.”  Our problem with this is, when we think of “waiting,” we think of “inactivity.”

When you have to wait in line or occupy a waiting room, we commonly associate that with inactivity; not getting anything done, just “waiting.”  When we think of “waiting,” we think of doing nothing.  But Isaiah was certainly not telling the people of God to do nothing!

Waiting on the Lord is not a passive thing where you do nothing, and ask for everything, then wait for it to be handed to you.  That’s not waiting for Jehovah.  That’s pleading with Satan to devour you and take  advantage.

To wait on the Lord means we have a sincere and steady dependence on Him with an obedient trust.   There are no misgivings about His faithfulness when we abide by His will, and there are no misunderstandings about our need to obey His commands.

To “wait on the Lord” is merely a synonym for faith.  It means to lean heavily on the Lord for strength.  And that cannot be done without faith; a faith which can only be complete and alive by our obedience of His righteous works.

The Creator of the ends of the earth neither faints nor is weary.  Even today, if we trust in the Lord; if we will continue to believe and obey Christ, laboring in His vineyard, God will lift us up to soar like eagles.

John Hagenbuch  


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