WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH

Isaiah 40:9-12

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 40:12

Do you know how to receive God’s strength in your life when the going gets rough? Do you know how to rest in Him when all your hope for the future seems in ashes? If you do not know, find comfort in today’s Scripture passage. It provides a wonderful reminder of what we should do, and Whom we can count on in the worst of times.

Isaiah 40:9 contains a simple but powerful statement: “Here is your God!” (NASB). From this, we can deduce an important first step: when troubles arise, we should immediately focus on God. Verse 10 describes His great power. We are aware that God is all-knowing and all-powerful. So we know that everything needed to overcome our circumstances is available in Him.

Verse 11 continues with a reminder of God’s gentle and compassionate nature. He is the Good Shepherd, who is intimately involved in the lives of His sheep. And because He loves them, He gathers them close and carries them when they are too weary to walk.

Finally, in verse 12, we are provided with the “big picture.” God is the Supreme Ruler of the universe, the Creator of all things. And His great plans include each one of us. When your problems seem insurmountable, submit your concerns to the one God, who is available, powerful, compassionate, and supreme. There is no one like Him, and no one better in whom to trust.

Lord, You are my God! You are the one who has measured the heavens, weighed the mountains, and designed each person. I give You control of my life and trust Your plan for me.

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