“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” (Isaiah 40:28–29, NKJV).
In my almost five decades, I’ve known and heard plenty!
The dawn of the technology frenzy. The struggle of time management.
The advancement of medicine. The sigh of relief at the surgeon’s report.
The mountains and valleys of a household budget. The miracle of God’s provision.
The beauty of a vow at an altar. The testing of that vow.
The lusty first cry of my newborns. The happy tears of accomplishment.
Through all those things I “knew,” I learned some things I didn’t know.
How to bite my tongue before anger spilled.
The love of a parent.
The difference between the definition of trust and the reality of trust.
The struggle of temptation.
The power of my God.
The overwhelming feeling of discouragement.
The still small voice of Jesus.
My list could fill volumes of what I have learned, but more than anything I’ve learned that He is an ever present help!
Often, when life seems confusing or I feel troubled, He whispers those words into my spirit, “Have you not known? Have you not heard?” And, my mind replays the entire passage that I learned in my youth:
“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. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, 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” (Isaiah 40:28–31, NKJV).
Yes, I have known how my God can take a life and make it new. Yes, I have heard of His miraculous ways and glorious power. Not only have I heard and known, I have experienced what Jesus can do and I am daily renewed in His love. His tender mercies are new every morning. His faithfulness endures to all generations.
My sister, whether your day is filled with sunshine and singing or dark clouds and thunder, take refuge and courage in knowing that our God is there to speak into your day. Allow Him to renew you and show His faithfulness. Then you, also, can say, “I have known, heard, and learned about my Creator.”
Written by: Krisann Durnford. She and husband, Steve, are church planters in Burlington, Wisconsin. She is mom to three young adults: Luke, Bethany, and Anna. Her son is a Wisconsin Army National Guardsmen that recently deployed. Along with ministry work, Krisann serves as executive director of a local non-profit and enjoys her tasks as Word Aflame Field Editor. She loves playing piano, prayer ministry, and teaching others about Jesus.