Know The Word That Sustains The Weary

He not only sees but is also concerned!  The God of the Universe is concerned about YOU!

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Are you weary?  Do we go to the correct place to be sustained?  Let’s look at the life of Moses and learn what God has said and know what He has promised.

Moses was concerned that when he would speak he would not be effective.  He even asked God to send someone else.  “The Lord said to him, who gave man his mouth?  Who makes him deaf or mute?  Who gives him sight or makes him blind?  Is it not I, the Lord?  Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.  (Exodus  4: 11-12)

GOD SHOWS US THE POWER OF HIS WORDS

“God said to Moses, say to the Israelites, The Lord, the God of your fathers–the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob–has sent me to you.  This is my name by which I AM to be remembered from generation to generation.”  (Exodus 3: 15-15) 

The Lord” in Hebrew is the word, Yahweh.  It means He is or He will be or I Am.  When God says “I AM,” people respond:  “He is!”  Do you see the past, present and future in those phrases?  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

His words are still the same and still have the power to sustain.  He has said,  “I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you.  And I have promised to bring you UP OUT of your misery…INTO a land flowing with milk and honey.”  (Exodus 3: 17)   

That’s some kind of promise!  To be brought up out and into.  That is deliverance to the fullest.

God sees what has been done to you. He sees the injustice, the weariness, the struggle, the ache…and He promises deliverance.  The milk and honey spoken about are symbolic of the promised land, a land full of God’s promises being fulfilled in your life.

The promised land is a time of rest and ease when the time of fulfillment has come.  Our journey through life into that place of rest, that place of peace.  A luscious place, being led INTO green pastures and beside still waters, where our soul is restored.  Yes, a time of restoration is coming and I don’t think we will have to wait until heaven to receive that.

May we understand the impact of what it means when God says, I, The Lord…or I Am!  Yes, He is…  And the God Who Sees!

He sees all. He not only sees but is also concerned!  The God of the Universe is concerned about YOU!  He also saw how the Israelites responded when they heard the Lord was concerned.   “When they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.”  (Exodus 4: 31)  Let this be the same response from us, Lord.

No matter what you are going through, God sees!
If you have been falsely accused, God sees!
If you have been misunderstood, God sees!
If you have been treated badly, God sees!
If you have been betrayed, God sees!

We are promised in Isaiah 50: 8-9:  “He who vindicates me is near.  Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other!  Who is my accuser?  Let him confront me!  It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me; who is He that will condemn me?”

Isaiah 51: 1  “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord; Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; look to Abraham, your Father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth…When I called him he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.  The Lord will surely comfort and will look with compassion.  He will make deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.  Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving, and the sound of singing.

Listen to me, my people, hear me!  The law will go out from me; my justice will become a light.  (Note that whatever goes out from God it is established. His word shall NOT return void.)

My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice.  (Did you notice that the answer is on the way.  Hallelujah! His arm is a symbol of power).

Look to me and wait in hope for my arm.”  (Be patient and wait with hope knowing His arm will display his power, the answer for whatever you are hoping for.)

HOW DO WE WAIT AND HOPE?

“Lift up your eyes to the heavens.  My salvation (deliverance) will last forever, my righteousness will never fail. 

Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts:  Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.

Awake! Awake!  Clothe yourself with strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in days gone by.  Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?
(Whatever you are going through, you are going through.)

The ransomed of the Lord will return.  They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads.  Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.  (Another promise about being overtaken with gladness and joy.)

I, even, I AM He who comforts you.  Do not forget, the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth.

I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar–the Lord Almighty is His name.

I have put MY Words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand–I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, (The Alpha & Omega)...and who say to Zion–You are my people!  (Isaiah 51: 1-16)

It’s time to start declaring what God has said and what He has promised.  His mighty hand, His mighty arm is covering us.  The shadow of the Almighty is upon us.  When a shadow appears, the sun is reflecting upon it.  When I looked up shadow it said also: a reflected image. Yes, His image is upon you as His hand is covering you!  Even in times of weariness, times of uncertainty, you reflect His image.

His words are now in our mouth.  Let’s declare who He is and what He has promised for, “The Sovereign Lord has given us an instructed tongue–to know the Word that sustains the weary…”  (Isaiah 50: 4)  Let His Word sustain and instruct you.


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Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she serves at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion; which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com