God is comforting His people. He is their source of strength and peace. He’s saving them and leading them home. Embracing them and knowing their weakness yet lovingly caring for them. They can trust Him to rescue them. Let’s also take courage, find hope. He will return us to Him!
Isaiah is speaking of the awesome grandeur of God; His boundless wisdom and knowledge. God’s overwhelming greatness is the answer to our fears, doubts, arguments and questions.
Isaiah asks 10 rhetorical questions in 40:12-17. Their answers are clear: No one but God!!
He has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand. Have you ever been to the beach? Stood on the shore and felt so incredibly small? All the water on the earth (3/4 of the earth) God could hold in His hand. Think of splashing water on your face in the morning. Now think back to the view at the beach.
Have you been to West Texas? Have you looked breathless up at the stars trying to grasp how many there are and how many we can’t even see? God’s holds thousands of light years between His thumb and pinky finger.
Let’s think about the highest mountains here on earth. Mt. Everest is 6 miles high! And God can hold all the dust from that mountain and more in a basket. He can weigh the mountains and hills on a scale.
Our problems can seem pretty overwhelming at times. Too much month, not enough money; disagreements and disappointments with those we love most; a devastating diagnosis; these are not small struggles. And as humans we can hyper-focus on the army of evil coming after us. But God tells us to look to what is true, what is right, what is noble and praiseworthy and think on these things (Philippians 4:8).
We can read these passages to understand God and deepen our faith even in the dangers, pressures, and tragedies of this world. He is faithful. He does care.
I challenge you today to compare your struggle to His power. And embrace the peace that comes from Him (Philippians 4:7).
God Bless and keep you,