As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Don't Understand

Isaiah 40:28-29
"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. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak."

I used to think God was disgusted when I struggled or stumbled or failed. I used to think He stared at me with the attitude that if I just had enough faith or loved Him enough or was committed enough I wouldn't do those things or I would pull myself up and be strong enough or faithful enough...or good enough. I used to think He was totally appalled by my weakness.

Now I realize He sees my weakness as a chance to rush in and tell me through His fighting on my behalf and His rescuing me, sometimes even from myself, how much He loves me and adores me and wants me. He doesn't see me as a failure. He sees me as valuable beyond words.

It is true. How the God of the universe who is perfection incarnate and never waivers understands me, my weaknesses, and my failures...nope, I don't fathom it.

But I love it. :-)


mizzbrizz said...

It is in our weakness, that we require His strength. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Jerri - I'm not sure where it is but there is a verse in the bible that says God LOOKS for opportunities to bless His children. Have a blessed weekend in the knowledge of His love.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Ah such sweet beautiful truths! You are sooooo loved by your Abba Daddy!


Jerri Kelley said...

Bless you, dear ones!