No one understands me!

“The LORD … never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding” (Isaiah 40:28b)

Perhaps you have found yourself uttering these very words. The feeling that nobody understands what you are going through – loss of a loved one, redundancy, effects of a wrecked marriage, deteriorating health, financial difficulties – the list is endless!

One can feel so alone in times of distress and trouble.

Loved ones and friends can be tremendously supportive … often not! One can praise God when one does have someone who cares and understands and tries to support one. For many, if not most folk today, this is sadly lacking. People in general these days can be very selfish. We live in a culture that looks out for “number 1” – the big “I”!

People tend to have preconceived ideas as to how much time one needs to grieve or work through situations. The realization that someone may never fully recover or require a long time to recover from a traumatic experience, is difficult for most to understand or contemplate.

Those times when one is alone with one’s thoughts and fears and you feel abandoned, when nobody really understands what you are going through, can be so sad and even bitter. It is during times like these that it is so wonderful to know and realize that there is One who’s depths of understanding cannot be measured. As one translation puts it: “His understanding no-one can fathom” (NIV). There is no limit to Jesus’ understanding of your situation, your trauma, your hurt.

Jesus is the One who loves you and cares for you, who understands you better than you understand yourself. It is He who promises to give power to the weak and weary. He says “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

So be encouraged today as you meditate on the precious thought that “No one can measure the depths of His understanding” (Isaiah 40:28b) Jesus loves you and cares for you.
Wonderful Father, thank you that You never grow weak or weary. As Your Word so clearly states: ‘No one can measure the depths of Your understanding”. Thank you that you love me and care for me.

(an extract from “Moments of Encouragement” – )


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