Friday, August 11, 2006

Strength Renewed

I fail when I am confident in walking in my own strength...instead of the Lord's. This was encouraging to me as I am concentrating on leaning on Him for my strength and guidance for every day. :)

A comment on Isaiah 40:31 "God does in a special manner increase strength; for, when we are weak in ourselves, then are we strong in the Lord. (2.) He will help the willing, will help those who, in a humble dependence upon him, help themselves, and will do well for those who do their best, v. 30, 31. Those who trust to their own sufficiency, and are so confident of it that they neither exert themselves to the utmost nor seek unto God for his grace, are the youth and the young men, who are strong, but are apt to think themselves stronger than they are. And they shall faint and be weary, yea, they shall utterly fail in their services, in their conflicts, and under their burdens; they shall soon be made to see the folly of trusting to themselves. But those that wait on the Lord, who make conscience of their duty to him, and by faith rely upon him and commit themselves to his guidance, shall find that God will not fail them. [1.] They shall have grace sufficient for them: They shall renew their strength as their work is renewed, as there is new occasion; they shall be anointed, and their lamps supplied, with fresh oil. God will be their arm every morning"

Henry, Matthew. "Commentary on Isaiah 40." Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible. Blue Letter Bible. 01 Mar 1996. 11 Aug 2006.

1 comment:

abrightnewdawn said...

Heather, this is so true and I really needed this the other day, I just didn't have a moment to comment. Thank you for your honest insight.