God Still Likes You

The 11-17-22 post focused on Isaiah 40: 31; this week we will look at the verses just prior to this verse:

Isaiah 40: 27-28: Why do you say… “My way is hidden, from the Lord, and the justice due me escapes the notice of my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.”

One morning during my devotion time, I was feeling resentful about some things that had taken place in my life when my eyes fell upon the above passage; but instead of reading it as it was actually written, I perceived it as saying, Why do you complain…” Similar to Jacob/Israel’s perception that God was failing to notice the injustice they were suffering, I felt that my plight was being overlooked by my Heavenly Father. However, the Holy Spirit spoke into my heart these questions by way of this passage, “Do you not know? Have you not heard?”

Yes, I knew God is the Everlasting Creator; that He is not subject to weariness or misunderstanding; that He is just…and so intellectually I understood that my complaint was baseless. Yet, I was in need of reassurance. “Creator” jumped off the page— God is the One who has brought everything into existence; He chose to bring me into existence. And the promises to His children are these concerning Himself: He does not become weary, which is defined as “having one’s patience, tolerance, or liking exhausted”; therefore, God does not tire of us or lose patience in dealing with our human imperfections. The upshot of my devotion time was this: God has not only loved and understood me; He still liked me.