Isaiah 40:29– He gives power to weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.
Are you feeling tired or weary, and like you are just not strong enough to pass the situation you’re in? This verse says that He gives power to the faint, and strength to those who have none. Being the humans we are, though, we might doubt Him sometimes. That might be why the whole chapter reminds us of the greatness of God!
Verse 8 starts by saying that the grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God stands forever. Everything on this earth will pass, but His word always remains! Then it reminds us of His greatness in verses 12-15: Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and marked off the sky with his span, and calculated the dust of the earth in a measuring basket, and weighted the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? Who has directed his Spirit or taught him as a counselor? Who did he take counsel with, and who instructed him and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, he lifts up the islands like a very little thing. Verse 18 then says, To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare him? Verses 22-23: It is he who sits above the circle on the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing; who makes the judges of the earth like meaningless. Verse 25: “To whom then will you liken me? Who is my equal?” Says the Holy One. Verse 28 Haven’t you known? Haven’t you heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, The Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn’t faint. He isn’t weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
How beautiful is this? We may worry because we are weak, but God, the one who doesn’t faint and isn’t weary, gives us the strength! This chapter ends with verse 31 that says, “But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint. All this is through His power and strength, because if it was through ours, some of us would be finished before the task would even start; but with Him, there is nothing that can tear us apart! Nothing that can break us! He is a wonderful, merciful, and loving God that gives us this strength that no one can take away! Now we can truly tell our problem how BIG our God is instead of telling God how big our problem is!