Welcome to the P.J. (Pastor J) Sound Theology Blog

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What can we expect next from God?

29 Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV)

He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

I believe that it is now safe to say that we are living in an unstable society where national tragedy have become part of our daily lives. Each and every day there is a new national story of Government shutdowns- Nevada school shootings- Celebrity Scandals- inner city killings and natural disasters. So today we turn to the prophet Isaiah to see what can we expect next from God.Preacher John Claypool preached a sermon titled "Life Is a Gift" after his daughter's death in which he ask the question what can we expect from God. 

In times of trial, tragedy and uncertainty we must relay on God's word our scripture. As Isaiah writes the words in chapter 40, the prophet has experienced great loss and enslavement. Despite all that has transpired the prophet still expects God to show up and show out. Despite all of the loss of life and property Isaiah still says that God will give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak.Therefore I humbly submit to each one of us today that no matter the state of our world and the mass number of tragedy's we are experiencing. God will renew our strength. Even in our personal everyday struggles, God will allow us to run and not grow weary. When we are at our whits end, God will allow us to walk and not faint. 

So what can we expect next from God? We can trust and believe that God is going to give us everything that we need to make it to tomorrow! God never promised that trials would not come, however God has promised that God will always be with us. So we can expect God to constantly renew,revive, and replenish us seeing us through the tragedy so that we can shout our testimony to all who will hear.Today live in expectation of what God will do next!

Dear God we are a people of expectation awaiting a new surge of strength from you. Let your spirit fall fresh on us today. In Jesus name. Amen.

Be Well, Love P.J.


I Thirst said...

So what if I am trying to make a statement? A statement that says this: I AM HERE! Even when all these people are around me...no one is listening. What do I say to God when I feel that I am all alone? When I feel I am just being used? Where do I physically go?

Unknown said...

It's crazy how this connected to some interview questions that I received today. What's painfully true is that national tragedies are a daily occurrence. So, God gives us what we need to make it to tomorrow. But even more so, it reminds me of why my work is not done. I must continue to work , or volunteer, or support others to provide a better space for them to live in. Or simply be - be a role model, be a mentor, so that one day our youth can be that role model and mentor.
In His Service...

Sirchester Jackson said...

At times when we feel all alone and it seems that no on either cares, understands or hears. During those times we must do two things 1) we must remember that God always hears and is always listening.(John 11- Jesus tells Mary and Martha that God always hears). 2) We must begin to seek out different listeners. Those who love us will listen and hear from us. If we find ourselves surrounded by people who won't hear us then we should take that as a sign that it's time to surround ourselves around different listeners.

Thank you for your input, I Thirst. Be Well.

Sirchester Jackson said...

That's exactly one of the points I wanted to make, is that our work is not done and we must continue to push on for the next generation to make their lives better so that they can lead and mentor making lives better for the generation after them.

Thank you for you comments. Be Well.