I love the words of Isaiah 40. They speak of God's immense power and strength, something I certainly needed to be reminded of the other day.
When I woke up last Tuesday, I was hit with a horrible migrane. This migrane brought me to tears, and left me unable to function. With a busy day in front of me, I honestly didn't know how I would ever get going. I felt so hopeless. And then, my dear husband prayed for me. He prayed for healing and for strength. I asked a few other friends to pray for me as well. While the migrane didn't disappear all together, I truly felt better after awhile, and was able to complete the important appointments little E and I had that morning. That migrane come shortly after I reminded a friend of God's mighty strength. Funny how things like that happen... I shared God's truth with someone else, and then was tested myself.
I truly felt God's strength that day, my friends, when I had none of my own. He was in charge of it all, giving His peace to me to make it through, a moment at a time. It's tough not being good, even more so when you're a mommy. Mommys really don't get a break! My little girl still needed attention, even when I wasn't at my best. That's why Isaiah 40 was so special to me on that day. It's filled with beautiful images of God's power and might.
"See, the Lord God comes with strength, and His power establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His gifts accompany Him" (Isaiah 40:10, HCSB).
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand or marked off the heavens with the span of his hand? Who has gathered the dust of the earth in a measure or weighed the mountains in a balance and the hills in the scales?" (Isaiah 40:12, HCSB).
Isn't it wonderful to know that we don't have to face life's trials on our own? That He is there, walking beside us, lifting us up on the hardest days.
What ways have you experienced God's strength in your life? Have you ever found Him there, even on the hardest days? Have you ever let Him carry you?
"He protects His flock like a shepherd;
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them in the fold of His garment.
He gently leads those that are nursing" (Isaiah 40:11, HCSB).