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Read Isaiah 40:21-31

Tuesday

Read Isaiah 40:21-31

         21Do you not know?
         Have you not heard?
         Has it not been told you from the beginning?
         Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
         22He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
         and its people are like grasshoppers.
         He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,
         and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
         23He brings princes to naught
         and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
         24No sooner are they planted,
         no sooner are they sown,
         no sooner do they take root in the ground,
         than he blows on them and they wither,
         and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

         25“To whom will you compare me?
         Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.
         26Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
         Who created all these?
         He who brings out the starry host one by one,
         and calls them each by name.
         Because of his great power and mighty strength,
         not one of them is missing.

         27Why do you say, O Jacob,
         and complain, O Israel,
         “My way is hidden from the LORD;
         my cause is disregarded by my God”?
         28Do 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.
         29He gives strength to the weary
         and increases the power of the weak.
         30Even youths grow tired and weary,
         and young men stumble and fall;
         31but 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.

Think

It is very easy to lose hope - to feel like you have been forgotten.  Isaiah reminds his readers of God's faithfulness in holding creation together.  It is with that same power that he can hold you together.

Pray

Pray these words from Isaiah 40:28-31 -

28Do 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.
         29He gives strength to the weary
         and increases the power of the weak.
         30Even youths grow tired and weary,
         and young men stumble and fall;
         31but 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.


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