“Have You Not Known? Have You Not Heard?” Isaiah 40:28-31

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Isaiah 40:28-31

 

Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The everlasting God, the LORD,

The Creator of the ends of the earth,

Neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable.

 

He gives power to the weak,

And to those who have no might He increases strength.

 

Even the youths shall faint and be weary,

And the young men shall utterly fall,

 

But those who wait on the LORD

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

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Years ago, when our children were small, it was important for them to “hide” beautiful truths from God’s holy word into their hearts.  The truths are hidden deep in their hearts—still!

A beginning section of this passage was the first large one that they worked on learning—I can remember their efforts!  You’d be impressed and surprised at the capacity of young ones to learn.  (And it is a wonderful idea for us as well—to hide God’s word in our hearts!)

After much diligent effort to memorize the text, nothing beat the sparkle in our children’s eyes—and the big, happy and confident smiles, as they recited the passage to us, with such inner satisfaction at the accomplishment!  It was beautiful!

But even more than memorizing the words—and all in the proper sequence—is understanding the majesty of the Lord this passage is describing!  He is the God, so awesome, magnificent, powerful and wise—that it must fill our hearts with wonder and love to know that He wants each one of us to be His beloved child!  And He certainly does!

His existence is eternal…His ability is without end…His energy is limitless…His understanding is unsearchable…and He gives power and strength to—please don’t miss this—to those who “wait on Him”, in expectation of His provision!  Don’t you just love that!?

“Even the youths shall faint and be weary,

And the young men shall utterly fall,

 

But those who wait on the LORD

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:30

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None of us will ever receive a sweeter invitation!

 

We all need what the LORD is offering!

 

Do you want to be His? 

Your heart, your soul, longs to say, “Yes!”

 

Hugs!

Lisa

Passages for further consideration and study:

Galatians 3:26-29

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

                 

1 John 3:1, 3

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!………..And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

 

Revelation 21:7

He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

p.s.  MUCH, MUCH THANKS! to our guest-photographer, for sharing the beautiful photo of this special place–Laura Hains–one of our children who learned this passage so long ago!!  Love you!!

 

2 thoughts on ““Have You Not Known? Have You Not Heard?” Isaiah 40:28-31

  1. A beautiful verse with thought provoking comments. I have liked this passage for a long time and find it helpful in renewing resolve.

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