Hope for the Weary, Strength for the Weak by Christina Patterson

Hope for the Weary, Strength for the Weak
Christina Patterson
Isaiah 40:25-31


Introduction

As a wife, mom of two, and entrepreneur there are times I experience seasons of tiredness so severe I have to go into survival mode just to make it to bed time. I lack the energy and motivation for simple things like washing the dishes, going to the store, or cooking dinner. Maybe you are in a difficult situation at work and it is a struggle every morning to go, maybe you are far away from a dream you have and the reality of your current position compared to where you want to be has you feeling down. You are tired of your situation, it's sucking the energy and motivation out of you and as much as you do not want to, you're thinking it might just be easier to give up. You are just simply tired of being tired. When I face seasons like this my go-to scripture is Isaiah 40:25-31. The truths packed in this scripture always empower me to keep going by reminding me where my strength truly comes from.

It is my hope that after studying these verses you will be encouraged not to give up, not to quit, but to keep going in your relationship with God and all that He’s called you to do. When we want to quit it is usually because we do not feel like we have all we need to keep going and because of that we expect failure. So I have some bad news and good news for those who feel this way. Bad news first. You don't have all that you need. You don't have enough time, energy, or strength to be the mom, business woman, spouse, minister, or woman God is calling you to be. The good news? God has everything you need and He is ready and willing to give it to you when you place your hope in Him. In our weariness and weakness we find that God is the hope and strength we’ve been craving.

READ: ISAIAH 40:25-31

Verse 25-26 | Verse 25 reminds us through rhetorical question that God has no equal. Verse 26 goes on to get the reader to think carefully about the question. It reads:

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. – Isaiah 40:26 NIV

This scripture explains all that God has done that no person can take credit for. This verse speaks volumes to the ultimate control God has over everything. He made all creation and manages it all. Every person has a name, every star He remembers, He knows how many granules of sand are on the beach. Sometimes we can get discouraged in the details. We have a goal, or an idea, or a dream and it’s great. But once we start planning and thinking and strategizing one thought leads to another and one task to another task and the endless details can swallow up all of our hope. But God is not like this. He has everything under control. Everything is made and accounted for. Talk ab ...


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