Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 6/10/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossIs. 40:28-30 Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth? He never grows faint or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding. He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers strength to the weak. Even youths will become exhausted and young men will give up.

Do you really believe it to be true? Do you know that the Lord is the everlasting God who has created all things? If you really know that God is everlasting, that is, He has no beginning or end, then you know that you can always trust Him in all things. God has not lost one iota of His creative or sustaining power. He is today as He always has been or ever will be. God created all that is and is able to handle whatever you bring to Him.

God never grows tired or weary. He has no time to get tired or weary in. He is always in the moment. We measure time, but God doesn’t. He is forever the living and energetic Spirit of all that is. He put things in place and holds them together by the power of His word. It is impossible for God to ever run out of power to keep things going.

We cannot understand God, but God understands all things, including us. He understands how to run the universe, and He understands how to run our lives. He understands when we grow tired and weary and how to revive our souls. He understands what has made us weary and what is yet to come. He knows when we reach our level of endurance and is always ready to help us.

When we turn to the Lord and trust Him, He gives power to overcome our tiredness and weariness. No matter how weak we may be, there is strength in the Lord. All who turn to Him will find the vitality they need to keep on going. All we have to do is accept our helplessness and let Him take over and help us. We all get weary, no matter who we are. We all need the Lord.

Life in Christ is difficult. Everyone goes through times in which their faith is tested. Everyone gets worn out in the struggles to stay right with God. We need to be honest about it. Our endurance level is challenged from time to time. If it isn’t, then we are not living right with God. We need the Lord. We need to stay strongly connected with Him. We must always find our strength in the Lord and not ourselves. In our own strength we will stumble and fall; in the Lord’s strength we will overcome.

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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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