"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness." Isaiah 41:10
Isaiah 40 and 41 speak of the greatness of God and the weakness of man. Although God is speaking directly to the Israelites in these passages, these chapters more broadly speak to all mankind. Since the New Testament, these promises of God apply to everyone who professes Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
Today, 9/11/11, I am feeling the need of refreshment through God's promises. But before the promises can be fully realized and appreciated, it is important to know Who God is. Sometimes I feel that we as a whole try to see God as we would see another man, therefore limiting His infinite power. We cannot move mountains, so how could God possibly move mountains? We cannot create the earth, or the universe, or something from nothing. So we place these same limitations on God. But we are looking from man's standpoint, not His. Step back a moment. Re-think things. Remember Who God Is. We did not create Him, He was not even created. He has been in existence for all eternity.
God gives an explanation in Isaiah 40:13-14 and 25 where He says, "Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught Him? With whom took He counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of judgment, and taught Him knowledge, and shewed to Him the way of understanding? To whom then will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One."
Isaiah 40:28-29 challenges us. "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength."
Therefore, as a child of God and knowing He has no limitations and wants only His perfect will for my life, I can take heart in His words of Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness."