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Monday, January 25, 2010

the everlasing God

"Do you not know? Have you not seen? 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."
-Isaiah 41:28

Harrisonburg, Virginia had the most beautiful sky today. The clouds were dark, but simultaneously vibrant. God's glory was undeniable. It was captivating. On days like today, I just have to wonder how people are blind to Him.

He's here, He's present, He loves us. Just look at this rainbow that was painted, just for us, in the sky today. Look at this splendor. It's just a small portion (a ridiculously, laughably small portion) of God's glory. Look at the sky. You cannot tell me that you deny Him. Impossible.

Just as I cannot fathom one who doesn't believe in the Lord and is blind to His creation, so can we not fathom His understanding. No one can. It's in scripture. If you think you can, you're numb.

Fathom, defined by "dictionary.com" means to "penetrate the truth of."

Friends, not one of us has come close to breaking and entering, to penetrating the truth of God's patience with us. He keeps His promises, even when we break our own.

I have been given so many blessings I do not deserve. After a long spell (longer than I would like to admit) of living in direct disobedience, and stubbornly holding on to something I knew I had to learn to live without, I finally came to acknowledge Christ and His renown as the sole purpose of my life.

I had some habits, some relationships, some things that were not of the Lord that I was desperately clinging on to. I was like a leech, trying to squelch out every inch of identification, purpose and affirmation from things that could never satisfy me. The more I sought, the harder it was to let go.

I was brought to my knees. Now that I have my life and my faith back on track (it's certainly not perfect, but it's so much farther then where it has been in the past 21 years), God has filled that void. He filled the needs, the wants, the desires abundantly. Greater than I could ever hope for. Greater than I could ever deserve. Greater than I could ever fathom.

Isaiah 41 continues, saying, "Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall."

Haven't we all experienced this? I've fallen. Literally. I fall all of the time. You'd think that thirteen years of Ballet dancing would have smoked that monster out, but no. I'm clumsy.

I've also stumbled in the figurative sense of the word as well. Duh. I get angry. I get upset. I get bitter. I take things to personally. I get jealous. In fact, if eyes are the window to the soul, the fact that they're green (in some lighting, I suppose), does not reflect well.

But, God keeps his promises. Further, "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." Isaiah 41:29)

I am weak and weary. Physically, certainly after training with Elisa for her triatholon. However, at times I feel myself spiritually weary. Spiritually down and out. Tired of forgiving, and hoping, and encouraging.

Thank goodness the Lord never tires of this, like we do. For it is through Him that we are made strong. It is through Him that we "Soar on wings like eagles," (Isaiah 41:31).

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