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Our Human Frame

He knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust. ~ Psalm 103:14, NCV

He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. ~ Isaiah 40:29, NCV

 

The God we serve truly neither sleeps nor slumbers (dozes off), nor does He faint (get weak). Then too, He is very much aware of everything we are facing, even though it might seem to us that He is not.  Nevertheless, He remains the only all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present God. There is none like Him, and there never will be.

Let us, then, this entire new year (2012), focus on Him and know that, in accordance with His own Perfect Will and in His own timing, He will move in our lives, as He sees fit. Let us also be aware of the fact that, for many of us who are waiting on God to move in our lives, that we often might conclude that it is impossible to understand the total Sovereignty of God; that is, we might conclude that we never will comprehend why He does what He does, or why He doesn’t do what we want Him to do. For this reason, our Lord teaches us that we shouldn’t worry about anything, especially not what tomorrow will bring. What we must do is just trust that God has our backs.

Furthermore, since God has kept His promise to give “…strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak” (Isaiah 40:29, NCV), as His New Testament children, there is no longer any reason for us to become spiritually tired, worn out, or weak, for Father God has given us His supernatural power (dunamis). Likewise, whenever we are without the physical might or authority to carry out His Perfect Will, He also gives us His supernatural strength. Thus, whenever we feel as though we are too weak or too powerless to stand up under the pressures of life, we should encourage ourselves to hold on, because we know that our change is coming. Put differently, because we are guaranteed that if we wait on the Lord, He will renew our strength and make us able to run without getting tired, and able to walk without becoming weak, this Divine Knowledge should be the impetus for why we continue to hold on—the impetus for why we continue to stand firm on the Faith we have in our Father God.

Isn’t it comforting to know that our heavenly Father is not like our earthly dads?  Indeed, the main reason why Father God is not like our earthly fathers is as King David declares. King David says that ONLY Father God knows “…our frame; he remembereth that we are dust” (Psalm 103:14, KJV). In other words, Father God knows just how weak we are and just how much strength we have to handle whatever temptation, affliction, or persecution that comes our way that has the potential to cause us to yield to it (to cave in; to be overtaken in a fault). That is to say, because Father God created us, He knows how much temptation, affliction, or persecution we can endure before we reach that abandoning our allegiance to our Lord point, which then leads to deviating from the Gospel’s Truths (to committing a sin).

While Father God does NOT tempt, afflict, or persecute His children, He does allow those temptations, afflictions, or persecutions that are common to humanity to come into His children’s lives. However, because He knows His children’s frame (knows how He made each one of them), Father God NOT ONLY won’t allow (won’t permit) His children to be tempted, afflicted, or persecuted beyond what they spiritually and physically can handle, BUT ALSO He will provide a way for them to escape (provide a way out of their greatest or most sever temptation, affliction, or persecution) so that they are able to endure it (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:13).  Hallelujah!