We all become weary at times. Our troubles become too much for us to handle, and we cry out for relief. Our children are having a particularly bad day, and we almost wish we had never had kids. Weariness sets in like a dark cloud, causing us to feel worn dorn and empty. This is how God said His people were making Him feel. They were wearying Him.
How did they weary the Lord? With their words! “You have wearied the Lord with your words.” Imagine the never-resting God becoming weary because of someone’s words! That is exactly what God was saying here. He was tired of hearing the things they were saying. It was time to act, and to act differently.
The people then asked, “How have we wearied him?” This was expected. They didn’t realize they were doing anything wrong. It wasn’t the doing; it was the attitude He didn’t like. And so He answers their question, “By saying, ‘Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.’ Or by asking, ‘Where is the God of justice?'” Their problem was that they thought that just because God let people get away with evil, He delighted in them. Justice seemed to be gone. The God of justice seemed to be silent when evil was prevalent.
This apparent lack of justice from God seemed to encourage wrong-doing and evil. It seemed as if God was blessing those who were doing evil and cursing those who were doing good. This was obviously not the case then, nor is it now. God has never blessed sin or sinful attitudes. Just because He does not act quickly to bring about justice does not mean that He is accepting of evil.
Have we wearied the Lord with our words? When we look at the evil around us, does it seem to us that God is not paying attention? Maybe God is blessing evil after all, and we’re on the wrong side? God forbid! These things can never be when we serve a holy, righteous, and perfect God! Never confuse His slowness to act as a sign of acceptance of evil. He will judge in His perfect time. Until then, we must continue to act and to believe as those who have been brought from darkness to light.
Never weary the Lord with words of doubt and hypocrisy. Instead, make His heart happy with words of faith and devotion. This is what Jesus did. He not only did everything the Father commanded, but He spoke words of faith and love at all times. He never questioned God’s timing, but entrusted everything (including His Own soul) into the Father’s hands.