Isaiah 40

Where does your comfort come from?

People take comfort in many things.  Their jobs or financial security, their significant other, food, family, friends.  These things have something in common.  They are not God, but people may hold see them as idols.   I think this passage speaks of the many reasons why we should take comfort in God and only Him.  A big chunk of the chapter focuses on God’s awesomeness and incomparability.  Verse 12 to 26 speaks of how great God is by talking about His creation and power.

26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

Really,  who but God could have put the stars in their place.  Who keeps them just the way they are?  Only God.

The passage also comes a little bit closer to home too.

11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

28 Do you not know?

Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Its always comforting to know God is always in control.  And He is looking out for us.