“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” ~Isaiah 40:29
We find great assurance and comfort in the eternal promises of our God found in his Holy Scriptures. Our God’s great love and his immeasurable mercies are continually poured upon us to give us strength and courage when we absolutely cannot make it on our own. Which, by the way, is all the time.
“I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~Isaiah 41:10
The command passages in the Bible should not be viewed as overbearing demands as much as descriptions of and invitations to participate in the divine power that is available to us when we offer ourselves wholly and completely to this great God.
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.” ~Isaiah 42:3
When we are wounded, he will not let us be destroyed. When our zeal or our fervor is barely smoldering, he won’t let it be blown out. You can’t say, “If I sign up to serve in this ministry, it’ll kill me.” You can’t say, “If we volunteer to work in this ministry, it’ll kill us.” God says it won’t. He won’t let it. It’s a promise. He won’t let you die from loving and serving one another in his holy community.