Traits of a Trustworthy God

Of the God you can look to for guidance it is said, “There is no searching of His understanding.” (Isaiah 40: 28) 

Man is wise, He is all-wise. Man proposes and He disposes.

Even if you have a four-wheel drive mind, it can get bogged down contemplating the wisdom of God. The thrill of it is, He is willing to share. He makes this offer: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5)

Through Jeremiah the prophet, He appeals to us by leaving His phone number. It is Jeremiah 33:3. 

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

Isaiah, having spoken summarily of God’s character, refers to our consternation.

Three sequences of our weakness and His strength and ability are noted.

“The youths shall faint and be weary…”  The chronological age referred to by this Hebrew expression would be between 14 and 20. It is intended to describe those in the freshest time of life. It is a time when life is full of joy, when energy abounds, and growth is occurring. 

It is a physical illustration of a spiritual principle. Even young, energetic, optimistic, and enthusiastic Christians grow faint and get weary at times.

It is no reflection on today’s youth. It has always been true of persons going through this stage of physical growth; there is no one more depleted than a tired teen. A Christian in the exuberant stage of spiritual growth, can become weary.

“The young men shall utterly fall…”

This term describes a stage of physical development when energy and endurance are combined with skill and discipline. These are persons in the prime of life.

Even Christians who are disciplined and highly motivated will “utterly fall” when dependent on their own ability.

What are we to do when we reach this stage?  Are we to sit passively in our listless state? Is it our moment to moan at our own pity party? No, it is a time to let God show up in response to your love and trust. 

I was asked, “Do you ever get discouraged and weary?” Sure I do, just like you. However, I don’t tell others when I am because that might discourage you and if you got discouraged, that would discourage me and I don’t need any more discouragement, so I simply wait on the Lord and let Him do what He promised to do.

For “those who wait on the Lord,” He “Shall renew their strength.” (Vs. 31)