posted Nov 5, 2016, 7:54 PM by Dale Barnes

“Surely the nations are like a drop in the bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales...Before him all the nations are as nothing;  they are regarded as nothing and less than nothing...To whom, then will you compare God...To whom will you compare me?  Or who is my equal? Says the Holy One. Lift up 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.” (Is.40:15,17,25-26 NIV)  

In my college chemistry class we had to accurately weigh different compounds. The scales were kept in special containers to keep them from getting dust on them. However, there was always a bit of dust on them. It was counted as nothing. The nations with all their pomp and power are like that tiny bit of dust in relationship to God.

Look at the heavens. It reveals the glory of God. God has created all the stars. He knows them all individually. Also, He tolds them all in place, They stay in their designated position as long as God wills; held there by his great power.’

We think as the Israelites did: “My way is hidden from the Lord, my cause  is disregarded by my God? (Is.40:27) It is very easy to think this way in our circumstances and difficulties. However if God knows and holds all the stars, Surely, he knows all about you. “He never gets weary or tired, but gives strength to the weak and weary. (Is.40:28-29)

Those who hope (trust) in the Lord will renew their strength.(Is.40:31)  They will soar like eagles. They will persevere in their walk with God. They that trust in the Lord Jesus Christ  will not be disappointed!