“Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; how blessed are all those who long for Him.” Isaiah 30:18, ESV

This verse from Isaiah, addressed to God’s people, is one I need to read over and over again. Many things weigh heavily on my mind. Problems I can’t solve. Situations I can’t change. People I can’t figure out.

When you are having a particularly rough day, a weary day, resist the urge to feel sorry for yourself. Satan would like nothing more than for all of us to doubt the promises and blessings of God and to blame Him for whatever is happening.

The devil is described as the “father of lies” in John 8:44. That means he is the one who gives life to all lies and tries to make them grow bigger and stronger.


How to Fight Against the Lies Satan Tells Us

The only way we can successfully fight against the lies of the devil is with the Word of God! It is sharper than any two-edged sword and can cut through the falsehood that is sparring for equal time in our minds and hearts.

God longs {is desperate} to show us grace! He wants to bring us back to himself and redeem our trials, whether we put ourselves in these situations or have been put here by another person’s poor judgment. He waits for us! He is not slow, as some understand slowness {2 Peter 3:9}. His compassion and mercy never fail.

Really and truly, He is there, even when we don’t “feel” Him. We can’t base our faith on feelings, anyway.

If you are in a situation that is making you weary, I understand! I have been there. I am still there. The thing I was waiting on God for a year ago? I’m still waiting on Him about that now.

No one else may comprehend the depth of your particular trial, but any person we meet has experienced grief, frustration, anger and impatience on some level. It is part of being human and a consequence of living in a sinful world.

The precious gospel, the grace-filled comfort, the solid hope we can find despite our circumstance was first proclaimed by Isaiah for the people of Israel thousands of years ago and the same is declared for you and I today. We are blessed when we long for God.

“For He Himself is our peace.” Ephesians 2:14a

This post is part of a series called Grace Upon Grace: A Look at the Lovingkindness of God. Here are all the posts so far in the series:


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2 Comments on On the Days You’re Most Weary in Your Situation

  1. Oh my! Thanks for sharing. That verse is the best thing I’ve heard all day! I definitely need more grace, grace from God and grace for myself during this exhausting time in life.

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