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Waiting for Strength Isaiah 40:29-31
GOD Agape Growth Chart- Abiding Stage Me Neighbors World RVCC
GOD Agape Growth Chart- Abiding Stage Me
Words that describe John 15Abiding in Christ Romans 8Life in the Spirit Galatians 5Fruit of the Spirit Old Test.Wait on the Lord
Lamentations 3:25 Lamentations 3:25 The L ORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.
Lamentations 3:22-24 Lamentations 3:22-24 Through the L ORD ’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The L ORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
Lamentations 3:25-26 Lamentations 3:25-26 The L ORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the L ORD.
Great is Thy Faithfulness 1) Strength for today 2) Bright hope for tomorrow
I. Strength for today
Isaiah 40:1,8 Isaiah 40:1,8 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
Behold! Vs. 9“Behold your God!” Vs. 10“Behold the Lord God!” Vs. 10“Behold His reward is with Him” Vs. 15“Behold the nations are as a drop in a bucket” Vs. 15“Look! He lifts the isles as a very little thing” Vs. 26“Lift up your eyes”
Questions 1) Challenging us to calculate the greatness of God 2) Challenging us to evaluate our understanding of God 3) Challenging us to realize nothing can compare to the God of the Bible.
Isaiah 40 Isaiah 40 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, Measured heaven with a span And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales And the hills in a balance?
Isaiah 40:29 Isaiah 40:29 Why do you say, O Jacob, And speak, O Israel: “My way is hidden from the L ORD, And my just claim is passed over by my God”?
D. Renewed strength
Isaiah 40:28 Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the L ORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 40:29 Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Isaiah 40:30-31 Isaiah 40:30-31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the L ORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint
II. Leanness of the soul
Psalm 106:13-15 Psalm 106:13-15 They soon forgot His works; They did not wait for His counsel, But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, And tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul
A. They A. They forgot
B. They didn’t wait
C. They gave in to their desires
Numbers 11 Numbers 11 Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: “Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!”
Numbers 11 Numbers 11 Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the hearing of the L ORD, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was well with us in Egypt.” Therefore the L ORD will give you meat, and you shall eat. You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days, but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have despised the L ORD who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever come up out of Egypt?” ’ ”
Psalm 106:13-15 (The Message) Psalm 106:13-15 (The Message) But it wasn’t long before they forgot the whole thing, wouldn’t wait to be told what to do. They only cared about pleasing themselves in that desert, provoked God with their insistent demands. He gave them exactly what they asked for— but along with it they got an empty heart.
III. Enough grace
2 Corinthians 12: Corinthians 12:8-10 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.