He’s God – not me.

“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.”
Isaiah 40:28 (NIV)

Most of the time after reading something in the bible that boldly jumps off the page at me … I just sit here, because there is nothing left to be said. But not today…The Message version put it this way “God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.” Having said that, this is the way I see that passage, maybe you can relate.

There are days that ‘for certain’ will be ‘uncertain’.
There are times in life that will come in an “untimely” fashion.
There are moments of doubt that will “undoubtedly” cross your mind.
There are systems in the world that will “systematically” break down on you.
There are hours when you try to muster the strength to move the “unmovable.”
There are minutes where you want to shake the “unshakable”.
There are seasons that you wish would soon end that continue to appear “endless”.
That is life…but that is not our God – through His Son Jesus Christ.

“God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.”
“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.”

(The Message/NIV)

So in my own words…
“He is .. for certain, on time, without doubt, systematically – unmovable, unshaken and endless.”

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Foggy mornings

I recently snapped this shot early one morning. I thought to myself later when I really looked at it that sometimes life can be like this pic, covered in fog, unclear to the natural eye. But I just noticed the two solid yellow lines on the road. Even in the fog they clearly stand out. The double line shows where it’s just not safe for us to cross over into someone else’s lane or try to speed up to pass others by. We are forced to slow down and stay in our own lane … live our own life and slow it down a bit. It is a part of God’s design (being still). Soon enough the fog will lift, the sun will shine, and the road will open ahead of us.

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.