Isaiah 40:28-31

I want to dissect these verses a little.

Isaiah 40:28-31 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

All of us at one time or another, or possibly several times gets tires of the “rat race” of life, we get tired of an illness, or family problems, our jobs etc… sometimes we get so tired of it all that our judgement is clouded and we fall into sin; we make a wrong choice. Making a wrong choice is far different than a life of sinful behavior. Our faith gets weak and sometimes even our bodily strength fails us. We are just too tired to move forward.

When those times come we have this incredible promise sitting right hear for every believer and if you have never read these verses now is a good time to delve into them! Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord, The Creator “does not” grow tired or weary. He has limitless strength and ability, He is not bound by the confines of our human frailties. And yet he understands our human weaknesses and is waiting to give us just what we need to make it another day. It tells us that he gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. It does not say he might do it, it tells us that he does do it! All of us even the young get tired overwhelmed with stuff, He is the answer, He has just what we need.

All we have to do is “hope”; Hope in the Lord. We remember how he has brought us through time and time again had he not, you probably would not still be here. We have seen his faithfulness in our hours of need and it lets hope rise up inside of us. When we do this we are promised strength, not just any strength, but his strength. It even tells us that we can soar while we are being strengthened and still trudging through the mess. We will run our course in just the right way, at the right speed, and we will not get weary and we will not faint under the weight of it all. Wow! I do not know about you, but I get excited when I read this.

I know for myself there have been so many times, even as a child that life seemed like too much. I even contemplated suicide. I did not think I could carry all that life was giving me, but God showed up, he came my way in the most unlikely way and my strength and my hope were restored. I could clearly see how he had been with me and that he was still with me every day, giving me all that I needed for that day.

I think sometimes we want tomorrows strength and mercy paid up today; we want to grab and take from tomorrow, but God tells us we have enough for this moment. His strength never fails, He never falters, He never faints. God is God of this moment. He may send you strength, encouragement from places or people that you never expected or even know.

So, let your hope rise up, claim the promise for today. Walk in God’s strength, in God’s mercy and abilities. We do not have to see what is around the corner, He is there and it will be okay. Trust him, rest in him and see what God can and will do!

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