As I was reading this morning, I realized again how awesome and jealous the LORD is. He wants to be our source, our strength. God is waiting and wanting us to cry out to him, because he really does want to show himself strong on our behalf. Isaiah 40 is a chapter full of descriptions of how big and great God is. He is so big that he can hold the waters of the earth in his hand!
Isa 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
It seems that we often fall for the lie “since God is so big and I am such a small part in all of humanity, that he doesn’t really care that much about what I am facing,” so we try to resolve our problems on our own. But God used Isaiah to deal with that lie:
Isa 40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? (28) 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.
The Creator of the heavens really has time for us! He doesn’t get tired of hearing from me again when I feel weak. Sometimes the lies we believe need to be exposed and recognized before we really can grab a hold of our Father’s promises. He really does care about us!
Isa 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. (30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: (31) 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.
The LORD, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, is promising us power and strength! Do I question if He can? He is only waiting on us to ask. Will I ask in faith?