Isaiah 40:21-31 (539)


       A.  Here is an old adage that teaches an important lesson:  “You don’t miss your water ‘til
             the well runs dry.”  Examples:

       B.  When the “well runs dry” we want our “water” back.

       C.  What are we to do when we face a crisis?  We have two options:  1)  we can depend on
             ourselves or 2)  we can depend on God.

       D.  Let’s read what the prophet Isaiah told the people of Judah in Isaiah 40:21-31 and make

   I.  These people would soon be taken into Babylonian captivity, but consider there attitude.

        A.  They expressed a lack of faith in God. V27

        B.  When we face difficulties, what is our attitude?

  II.  Isaiah” response:  vv 28,21-22

        A.  How do we respond we we face a crisis?

  III.  How can we deal with the problems of life?

        A.  We must trust God.

              1.  God is:  sovereign (v28, Psalm 118:1-9,p 474),  omnipresent (v22), omniscient
                    (v28), omnipotent (vv22,25-26), and loving (1 John 3:1; 4:9-10, p901)

        B.  We must depend on God.  V31

              1.  The word “wait” means to twist,bind.

                        GOD,          HIS word             and      me.

              2.  Focus on God and His word and we can be ________________________________.

Conclusion:  Review.  Jeremiah 10:23 (565) or Proverb 3:5-6 (487).  Me or GOD