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Yesterday after reading my post, the Lord gave my mom this passage from Isaiah 40 and she passed it on to me.
27 Why do you complain, Jacob?
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
The point God is trying to make with me yet again is that he’s God and I’m not. He’s so much bigger than I can even comprehend. Once again he confirms that he hears my worries and concerns.
The reality is God has allowed this child to come to this point and has clearly directed our family to this point. For as far as we can tell right now, we are meant to travel together from here. And I don’t have to figure the whole journey out. God is clear–I am to hope (or wait) on the Lord and that is how our strength will be renewed. We will soar and run. Not hobble along. God cannot lie and he promises that we will soar like an eagle when we hope in him.
Our pastor this Sunday preached on Psalm 23 and as familiar as that passage is to everyone, it was such a good reminder that we are nothing but sheep. We have no idea what we’re doing and God knows that. But, he is a gentle Shepherd that is with us at all times and will guide us every step. Psalm 119 says his word is a light unto my path. We get to know the next steps, not the whole journey. Today I do not need to worry about our home visit this weekend. Today, I need to buy him a soccer ball for our visit tomorrow. That’s it. One day at a time.
I know some of you are facing your own journey that is big and scary and you’re trying to figure out every single step and every single scenario. Let us all be reminded to hope in him. He’s the one with all the wisdom and power and strength. I was listening to Logan Wolfram on a podcast this weekend (I know, I’ve been listening to a lot lately) and she said if we’re following God for every step, we will never miss out on what God has for us. Never. I love that and I hope it encourages you too.