The God Who Never Grows Weary (October)

by Sarah L. Bryant

“Hast thou not known?
hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
fainteth not, neither is weary? 
there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
{Isaiah 40:28-29} 

One evening as I drifted off to sleep, I pondered this incredible verse. As I thought of the fact that my everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth, never grows weary, my heart swelled in worship. As a human, I am a finite being, and my life has a beginning and ending. I know that my own strength is extremely limited, I grow tired and weary, and I depend on a Source of strength that is both independent and eternal. This eternal Being has always been and always will be. Although the Lord God was even before the foundation of the world (John 17:24), He is not an “old” God, neither does He “age.” He never grows weary or nor does His strength lessen in the least amount. His strength is infinite…He never grows weary!

What a powerful concept to rest in! I am so thankful that the Lord God is my heavenly Father, and He knows my weakness, my needs, my pleas for His strength—that He is ever present and ever powerful in my life! Just as Isaiah said centuries ago, “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1). We can call upon our Lord and Savior at any time, anywhere, and He will hear—and He understands.

May we glory in the fact that our Lord God never faints, never is weary, and His understanding is far deeper than we can even imagine. Our own weakness and weariness is actually the Lord’s way of humbling us and bringing glory to Himself through our lives. God truly works in mysterious ways through our own weaknesses!

“My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
{II Corinthians 12:9}

The Lord takes us through times of weariness so that we have to be still, ask Him for His power, and be reminded of Who He is. Through these seasons, the Lord rejuvenates us spiritually with His truth and gives us strength for the next stage of life’s journey. We are commanded not to grow weary in well-doing or to give up in the journey God has set us on (Galatians 6:9). So….

What does the Lord say to us in our times of weariness?

  • Remember that God is eternal and is your only source of strength. “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
  • Call upon the Lord for His strength. “Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 25:1)
  • Look to Him in faith. No matter how weary we may be, we always have the energy to simply look to Him and gaze at Christ Jesus. We don’t need to try to “force” ourselves to trust the Lord–rather we simply look to Him. He does the work in us. “Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7, see Hebrews 11:6, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Habakkuk 2:4)
  • Wait quietly and patiently for Him. “I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.” (Psalm 130:5) “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.” (Psalm 62:5, see also Psalm 59:9)
  • Recall His innumerable promises and meditate on truth. “For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.” (Isaiah 41:13, 17)
  • Praise Him continually, even if you feel like you cannot. Praise is a choice and a command. “I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.” (Psalm 52:9)

The everlasting God hears our cries for strength and is faithful to supply our needs from the vast storehouse of Himself! Let us be encouraged as we obey Him, walk faithfully in His truth and Word, and quietly wait for His dose of strength to our weary souls. What a blessing to know that God is everything that we are not…and that He giveth power to the faint!

“The LORD is their strength, and
he is the saving strength of his anointed.”
{Psalm 28:8}

“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom, 
and shall gently lead those that are with young.”
{Isaiah 40:11} 

Resting In His Strength,
Sarah Lee Bryant
{Editor of The King’s Blooming Rose Magazine}

P.S. If you would like to share something the Lord has been teaching you, please feel free to do so! Email us with your article/thought so we can share it with other KBR readers.

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