Saturday, June 18, 2011

Power for the Weak

Isaiah 40:28-29 – “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary, His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”

These verses truly amaze me. Each time I read them I try to wrap my mind around what they really mean. Think about it. God is in heaven. We are on earth. Here God is described as everlasting, Jehovah, Creator, He never faints or grows weary, and we can’t even know how much He understands or knows—not to mention the rest of the description of God in Isaiah 40:12-26. Yet in all His greatness we read that He gives power to the weak and increases strength to those who have no might.

It is a humbling thing to study the attributes of God. Look deeply into His perfections and you will see not only how great and vast He is, but also how incredibly small you are. Many people think themselves to be truly great and mighty, but they have never taken a good long look at the Lord of hosts, the everlasting God—the Creator. If you really think you are great, I want you to try something. Why don’t you try creating something? Start out small. Let’s see you create an amoeba. Oh, and by the way, start with nothing. Shouldn’t be too hard, right? After all, you do consider yourself to be great and mighty.

The point is that when anyone stands next to God and compares themselves to Him, they can’t measure up. In fact, it is not even close. How can a created being measure up to an infinite being? We are all weak. We are all without strength. We need the power of God. We need His might. In His grace and mercy He has provided exactly what we need if we are humble before Him. James 4:6 - “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

I praise God for His tremendous care for His people! Isaiah 40:11 – “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.”

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