Comfort for God’s People
1 “Comfort, comfort my people,”
says your God.
8 The grass withers and the flowers fade,
but the word of our God stands forever.”
18 To whom can you compare God?
What image can you find to resemble him?
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
Those are some of my favourite verses from the passage of Isaiah 40 and how this passage relate to us.
We can say life is like a continuous documentary showing the hollow actions of people trying to live without a biblical hope, as one looks onto God as the only defense and refuge. We unquestionably live in a strife-ridden world, one torn by wars, by earthquakes, by diseases and incurable illnesses, by injustices and corrupt governments run by money-is-never-enough-in-accounts’ politicians.
How much despair and injustice life can be? How much can one handle thorns and weeds in life? But the truth is biblical comfort through the Word does not simply chop down the thorns and the weeds that cause us pain. It digs around in the soil of our lives to loosen soil around the roots, and then we have to pull out the roots instead.
Where is God? In times like this, we kept questioning with our face tilted up, facing the heavens and questioned repeatedly “GOD, Where are you?”.
The good news is God cares about our hearts. That is no doubt. Nevertheless, man is responsible to come to God by faith and to choose the right path (read: His path). Whatever problems and discomforts you have, keep on pouring to Him. He listens and He cares. He surely cares for you and me.
I remind myself daily about to emphasize on finding comfort by keeping our focus on the Lord. FOCUS! Yes, the word is Focus.
Regardless of the difficulties and storms ahead of our days, God definitely cares. Regardless of how much we could not comprehend His ways, God definitely cares.
Isaiah 40’s ending stresses about God’s care and desire for His people to experience His comfort. As it says for those who trust in Him will find new strength and they will soar like eagles!
Are you ready to soar like an eagle today?