Bible Study – July 27, 2022
Psalm 27:13-14; Isaiah 40:28-31; Galatians 6:9
- Weary – to be exhausted, worn out, worn down, burned out, beat down, or defeated.
- Despair – To lose all hope and confidence.
- Apathetic – having or showing little or no interest, concern, or emotion about something.
- Harvest – the process of reaping the results of sowing seed.
We are constantly bombarded with events that stretch our faith to the limits. Sometimes it seems the more we pray, the more we have to pray. Sometimes it seems we can’t catch a break.
During these difficult times, it is easy to be caught up in moments of despair, worry, doubt, and even fear. We can even become apathetic and develop a “what’s the use attitude”.
But know we have a God who will never let what seems impossible to us stop Him from making His promises good.
I pray this Bible Study will encourage you to persevere and stick with who has brought you this far. And I pray if you haven’t started trusting the Lord yet, you will after this lesson.
13 I would have lost heart unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.
- David was under a lot of pressure. He had enemies all around him and they wanted him dead! Saul, the king, and the enemies of the Israelites were constantly after him until God stepped in.
- David didn’t focus on his enemies, he kept his focus on God.
- He would’ve lost heart (become weary) but David’s confidence was in God. He is confident he will see the Lord’s goodness – the Lord’s covenant blessings and protection.
14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord.
- Then in the 14th verse, we see David encouraging others with the same confidence he has. His words are telling us today to wait on the Lord and be encouraged, and the Lord will strengthen our hearts.
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
- We aren’t placing our faith in just some ordinary god that others have created in their minds or with their hands, but we’re trusting in an everlasting God, the creator of everything.
- Jehovah never faints and he doesn’t get weary.
- We may get weary at times but God never gets weary. Psalm 121 declares God is the help of those who seek Him. The 4th verse declares “Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep“.
- He understands what we’ve been through, what we’re going through, and what we will go through.
- Know that when you feel weary, God will strengthen you!
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might, He increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
- God looks down from up high and when He sees us getting weary and getting weak, He sends divine power and strength.
- When weariness comes, He will give us what we need to accomplish what seems to us impossible tasks.
- Our families, jobs, and concern for our community and other people may weary us at times, but God can and will give us the strength to keep on going.
- We may be tempted to give up but don’t throw in the towel! Wait on the Lord!
- Before you make irrational decisions – Wait on the Lord!
- Before you walk away from the assignment He has given you – Wait on the Lord!
- Before you say “What’s the use” – Wait on the Lord!
- He’s going to renew our strength and we are going to soar high above the things that weary us.
I remember when I was a little boy, we used to play outside from sun up to sundown. We ran and played two or three different sports before the street lights came on. Our parents had to make us come inside. It’s not like these days, now parents have to make kids get up from video games and go outside.
When I got thirsty, I didn’t want to go into the house to get water. I went to the garden hose and drank water from it. That was the best water! It refreshed me and I could keep on playing without getting tired.
I’m reminded of that water when the Lord sends a refreshing spirit when I’m weary and feel like I want to give up. He restores me to go a little further!
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
- Our adversary, the devil would love to see us weary to the point we give up.
- He knows if we give up, we won’t complete our task of furthering God’s Kingdom.
- He knows if we give up, we will be destroyed right along with him.
- We have to keep doing good things that glorify our Father in heaven.
- We have a season where we will be rewarded for our labor. In this life and the life to come.
- 1 Corinthians 3:8-9 – Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
- Remember to keep your focus on God and His promises.
- We have a God who is omniscient – all-knowing and never slumbers or sleeps.
- Wait on the Lord to renew your strength when you get weary.
- Don’t get weary with doing what is good because your harvest is coming.
By Pastor Nathaniel Jordan Jr. – New Gardners Church Of God In Christ – (c)2022
Resources: NKJV Bible, NKJV | The Applied Old Testament Commentary | LOGOS Bible Study Software | www.biblegateway.com