by Nelson Price

ISAIAH 40:28-31

Jesus Christ is in the restoration business. We have the
potential of saying with the Psalmists "He restores my soul." We
can repeat with the prophet Isaiah He will renew my strength.

Daily I see examples of this being needed. If it breaks my
heart to see brothers and sisters in Christ who have run out of
spiritual fuel what must it do to our Lord. Yet, there are many
whose source of energy doesn't match their responsibilities. They
become detached, exhausted, cynical, irritable, and suspicious.
How can such persons be the light of the world? How can they be
change agents, transformers, or overcomers?

The prophet Isaiah asks two forlorn questions pondered by
many (Isaiah 40:27). He asks "Why?"

1) "My way is hidden from the Lord," meaning God has
forgotten about me.

2) "My just claim is passed over by my God?" Feeling God
has no sensitivity to my need.

If that hints at being you there is hope. It is to persons in that
condition God makes this promise.

"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"
(Isaiah 40:28,29).

He has promised to give us an adrenal surge that will enable
us to run and not be weary, that is, not lose our enthusiasm.

He has said He will enable us to walk and not faint, that is,
get bored with the mundane.

The prophet Isaiah wanted to confirm the credentials of the
God who made such sustaining promises. After speaking a bit of
His power he then says, "Lift up your eyes on high, and see who
has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He
calls them all by name..." (Isaiah 40:26).

Look up at the night sky and see the signature of the Creator
God. Observe the Large Magellanic Cloud ...

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