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In Case You Missed It -- Isaiah 40:12-41:29, Proverbs 19

God is not like other gods, and He is certainly superior to humans. We are told that unlike us, God “will not grow tired or weary” (Isaiah 40:28). Even when we are in full bloom of youth, we become exhausted (Isaiah 40:30).

Note, however, that there is an exception to this rule: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:31, emphasis mine). God gives unique strength to those who trust in the Lord. This passage doesn’t explain how such strengthening happens or how it works, but rather just asserts that it is true. Understanding such supernatural strength doesn’t come through explanation but through experience. We must trust to understand.

Certainly, I have never flown like an eagle, wings included. But I can say from experience that there is a strength to love in a hateful world that comes from God alone. God alone is able to give us hope in our darkest hours. Let us hope in Him, that we might not grow weary!

Jeremiah Vaught