“Is God sleeping? Does He know what’s going on?

God never sleeps. We must remind ourselves of this! Isaiah 40:27 God Himself even speaks about this! “Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel: ‘My way is hidden from the LORD, and my just claim is passed over by my God’?

Do you know what He says next? Well, what He, the God of the Universe, the One who hears our cries and even collects our tears in a bottle- these words that He Himself speaks, need to be hidden in our hearts! We need to be able to sing these words throughout the day as a song of truth:

“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak, and to the those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.'”Isaiah 40:28-31.

God never sleeps, but we do- we become so weary, so tired-but we’ve got to wake up and hear God whisper in His tender truth: “Comfort, yes, comfort my people!”(Isaiah 40:1). Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the LORD’S hand (forgiveness) double for all her sins.”(Isaiah 40:1,2)“Lord, how we need a ‘good word’ today. Wake up my soul to remember YOU! You speak comfort in that Jesus said “yes, Father, I am willing, I will pay their debt for sin in full. I will go the way of the cross.”

When I think on these things I can agree and speak as Isaiah:”O Zion, You who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings Lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah,”Behold your God!” (Is. 40:9).
My eyes are open, I’m awake to hear, I am comforted, He’s speaking to me:”Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle if the earth, and it’s inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain…”
(Isaiah 40:21,22).

My God is so big! ‘He brings the princes to nothing’… I’m not going to say, Is God sleeping! He knows my name and He loves me. I’m awake now and I can sing “It is Well With My Soul”. I can let ” this blessed assurance control: that Christ HAS regarded my helpless estate and He’s shed His own blood for my soul!”
God’s awake, I’m awake, and I’m singing- how about you? Come let us worship God! He is worthy of our praise!


Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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