QT – Isaiah 40

Vs. 5, “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”  Isaiah was indeed a true prophet.  He would write this chapter a century before the exiles were in Babylon, yet his words would comfort them.  Not only that, this chapter would  be a prophetic chapter regarding our Messiah in Jesus!  What a fitting reminder as we celebrate Easter Sunday today!  God’s remaining people (remnant) in Babylon looked back, all they saw was their mistakes.  Though God disciplined His people, He does not forget us.  God would restore them just as Jesus would later restore us.  The nations like Assyria and Babylon were nothing compared to the Lord Almighty (vs. 15-17).  

Regarding application…God Renews Us.  Vs. 29-31, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.”  God already knows what’s in our heart and all the disappointments we have in ourselves and in this life.  God is bigger than any of these circumstances in our lives.  If we trust in ourselves, we will grow weary.  It’s only when let go and let God do His thing in our lives.  Question: Where is your hope?  Our hope is in the promise of His resurrection, Easter baby!!!  Had Jesus not conquered death and be resurrected, we would have no hope.  Thank the Lord that Isaiah could prophecy to such a time and Jesus would be that fulfillment.  Now that I’ve taken the step into full-time ministry, I sense God is going to do wondrous things!  Before I was weary and tired…now I have the hope that greater things are yet to come for us!  Praise the Lord, Hallelujah :)