You’ll find it rewarding to spend a while meditating on Isaiah 40:29.
He gives power to the faint,
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Let’s meditate on Isaiah 40, verse 29. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might, he increases strength.
What does this mean to us? What does this mean within the context of the Bible, giving power to the faint? Well, we see it in many stories, don’t we?
King David wasn’t the greatest, the strongest warrior. He was this guy who was the youngest of his brothers. And with a sling and a stone, he defeated this giant.
There’s Samson, who we think of as a strong guy, but at the end of his life, he’s bound, he’s tethered, he’s got no strength left. And he calls on the living God, and God gives him the power to defeat his enemies.
We think of the Apostle Paul, who talks about a weakness, a thorn in his flesh, and yet God gives him the strength to be this great, revolutionary preacher, and pioneer of the church.
And then Jesus himself, who Isaiah tells us he had no form or majesty that we beheld him. He was not an outstandingly strong man. He was the Son of God, and that’s where he gained his strength, so that he had the power to carry that beam, that wooden beam that was to be part of the cross, up the hill, and to suffer there and die for us.
God gives power to the faint. He enables us to see through his plans and our destiny to the end, whatever that may be. To him who has no might, he increases strength.
God, grant us strength, please, today, so that we can continue doing your work. Amen.