What Does Isaiah 40:28 Mean?

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired His understanding is inscrutable.

Isaiah 40:28(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Israel continually sinned and rebelled against their covenant-keeping God through unbelief, and in their foolishness thought that God did not see their wickedness. And so, Isaiah wrote almost 40 chapters of reproof for their unbelief and asked: "Do you not know? Have you not heard? the Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable." The rebellious and complaining nation needed to be reminded of WHO God is and that their God was the all-powerful Creator, the generous Provider, their strong Tower, their Shepherd, their Peace, and their Defender - their ever-present help in time of trouble.

Sometimes we too can wander from the Lord or murmur against Him in unbelief or we can simply become so familiar with the words of Scripture that we forget Who our everlasting, omniscient, gracious Creator God is, and of what He is truly capable. But this is a Scripture that we would do well to recall to mind on those occasions when the stresses and strains of life cause our faith to be tested, or on those occasions when the pressures of life start to bear down on us or we find we despair or doubts flood into our being.

He is our everlasting Creator God, Who knows the end from the beginning and has scheduled every day of our lives, from start to finish. He is our eternal Provider Who never gets weary and Who bears us up on His arms of love. He is our all-powerful, omniscient God Whose ways are unsearchable, and yet he even sees the little sparrow that falls to the ground and clothes the wild lilies that are watered by His abundant rivers of life. No wonder this verse continues to tell us: "He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless."

Never let us forget that our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever and that He is our everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. Let us never forget that He never grows weak or weary, for in Him is everlasting strength, eternal power, and never-ending might. Let us often call to remembrance that no one can measure the depths of His understanding, but that we are His children whom He loved so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die that we might be partners in His everlasting and eternal life, for ever and ever, amen.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that You, the everlasting God, the eternal Creator, cares for me, Your child. Let me never wander into foolish pride, thinking I know everything about You, for Your ways are unsearchable. When I am weary, please bring to my remembrance that in You is my hope and strength and that You do not grow weary. Praise Your holy name! In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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