SERMON NOTES

TIRED. - Part 3

SERMON NOTES

When Life Has Us on the Run


Isaiah 40:27-31



27 Why do you say, O Jacob,

   and speak, O Israel,

“My way is hidden from the Lord,

   and my right is disregarded by my God”?


The potential: a crisis can hit a believer harder, because we may feel abandoned or ignored by God. (v.27)


28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

   the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary;

   his understanding is unsearchable.

When life has us on the run, we must:


1.    Run back to God’s character. (v.28)


·      He is eternal (“The Lord is the everlasting God”)


·      He is omnipotent (“the Creator…”)


·      He is omnipresent (“…of the ends of the earth”)


·      He is omniscient (“his understanding is unsearchable”)

2.    We know the difference between asking God questions and questioning God.  (Deu. 29:29; Isaiah 40:22; 25-27)

3.    Understand that a high view of God takes power away from circumstances. (vv.29-30)


29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;

31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;

4.    Make sure our life is fully integrated with His. (v.31)


            Three ways God gives NEW STRENGTH to those who wait on Him:


1)   Divine intervention (“mount up with wings like eagles”)


2)   Divine empowerment (“run and not be weary”)


3)   Divine encouragement (“walk and not faint”)