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Isaiah 40: 27-31

Intro: Today we will be looking at the book of Isaiah chapter 40 verses 27-31. The book of Isaiah is all about not giving up even if you feel you are on the edge of despair because God loves you and has a plan for you. Verses 27-31 I feel wrap up chapter 40 very well with explaining how you can endure and continue to move forward with faith in God even if you are tired, defeated or discouraged.

“Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, my way is hid from the Lord, and my judgement is passed over by God?” (Isaiah 40:27).

Verse 27 is God asking, why do you feel like I have abandoned you? Up until this point God’s people felt they had been abandoned by him and God was not upholding the promises made to them. This is something many people still feel now in today’s world. Many people throughout history have felt abandoned at times by God and here in verse 27 God answers and says why do you feel I have abandoned you? And this leads into the next verses of explanation.

“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard that the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the Earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28).

God is now asking, have you forgotten who I am and what I have done for my people? Once again this happens even today, part of weekly worship and continuing to study and grow with your faith is not because you will always learn something new but is because you can forget things very quickly, especially when you are going through a lot in life. So, God gives a reminder to his people. God is eternal, all we see is the present moment and how terrible it may be, but God sees everything and all outcomes, and knows things you do not. God is the creator who has made everything, he has all power and can do anything, nothing is beyond his control. God doesn’t get tired; he is not like us. This verse serves as a reminder that everyone can look back at when they feel abandoned or are forgetting and remind yourself who God is.

“He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young man shall utterly fall. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31).

This what wraps up the chapter here in complete. Problems are not fun, and some make you feel completely defeated and terrible, but sometimes you need to focus less on the problem itself and more on God. God will provide you strength and God will help you when the time is right. The verses talk about all humans will still fall. It doesn’t matter, the youngest and strongest will still fall eventually. God will not, God will provide you what you need to keep going. It’s all about confidence in your faith. Be confident with God that he will fulfill his promise to you when the time is right. If you have faith and confidence in God even at your weakest times, they will run and not be weary and will not get tired of faint. With God you can push through everything.

Conclusion: Throughout history and even today, keeping your faith can be hard. It may feel like God has left you or does not care, but he knows what you do not. Keep faith in him through everything, especially the bad, and when the time is right, he will help you. He will give you strength to keep going and to solve your problems and issues. Do not let tiredness and weakness make you lose faith.

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