Bringing Order to Chaos
Isaiah 40:25-31We may be worn out by the overwhelming feelings that dominate our lives and the chaos that wearies us. We probably feel the need for someone who has the power to bring order into our lives.
God leaves us this reminder: "_'To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?' asks the Holy One. Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. O Jacob, how can you say the LORD does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights? Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless" (Isaiah 40:25-29).
Take a moment to ponder the vastness of the universe, the innumerable stars and planets that all continue to move in perfect order. Scientists marvel at how predictable and consistent the universe remains. Doesn't it make sense that the One who made the universe and keeps every star in place can also have the power to bring order into the chaos of our lives? He knows the weariness that comes with disorder. He understands our need for safe, predictable patterns in life. He, who made us, can bring order to our lives, too.
Even the strongest people get tired, but God's strength never diminishes.