In my last year of under-graduate studies I needed a math course and so I enrolled in a 4th year Engineering math course. All the Engineering students sat at the back of the class and slept. I, the lowly Physics student, sat at the front furiously scribbling notes. The professor would write symbols and numbers across 4 chalkboards and then put the “=” sign at the end and continue, on the next line, with 4 more chalk boards worth of curious signs and symbols. It was intimidating. When I earned 25% on my first mid-term I knew I was in over my head. I went to the Prof and he graciously walked me, over several meetings, into enough understanding to pass the course. God does that today with us. “Here’s the information, here’s what you need to know, do what you know to do.”
Isaiah 40:12-31 – Study Questions
1. Describe a time when you felt intimidated because you didn’t know enough or didn’t feel smart enough.
2. What stands out to you as you read verses 12-18.
3. What idols do you recognize in our culture and maybe even in your own life?
4. Have you ever felt like your way was, “hidden from the LORD?” Describe that time in your life.
5. How does God give strength to the weary? Have you experienced this?