We have all been disappointed in someone...may be they didn't keep a promise, didn't show up, we have hurt feelings, sad thoughts. May be we have experienced betrayal, lies, deception...we feel left alone.
As we began our study of El Olam this week...the thing that I loved from the start was that this Hebrew word is applied to God and His laws, promises, covenant, and kingdom.
One of the verses to meditate on today is Isaiah 46:4
"...even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear: I will carry and will save."
The LORD is emphasizing His commitments to His people...to you and to me. See God is and always will be WHO HE IS...He can be nothing less...
So, He is a Promise Keeping God, a Covenant Keeping God. He has established His laws to protect and provide and His Kingdom is being made ready for the day it is time to come Home.
El Olam has made and promises to bear, to carry and to save.
"The LORD is the Everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength." (Is. 40:28-19) Do we believe this?
I was tired last night, especially when I found out that Steve couldn't get home. I felt faint and needed strength and energy. However, will I look to my abilities for this? I already know, I will come up lacking....
will, I ask El Olam to increase my strength and renew my energy?
If I have faith in "my faith" that the LORD will increase my strength and renew my energy, I am pretty much doomed because sometimes my emotions get in the way of my belief. I "want" to believe, but I'm afraid. I think that is what we do sometimes.
However, IF I have faith in WHO He is, the Everlasting God, who does not faint or grow weary; my LORD, who said that He would give me strength and energy when I need it to do what I need to do (for His glory, not mine), I can rest because He cannot change and He has even assured me of His commitment to me (for those times that I need reminding of His Love).
El Olam had made a covenant with us, and HE will keep it.
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