Life in this world is not easy. Trials and sorrows strike against us like waves, threatening to knock us from our feet. Where can we find strength to press on when everything seems to be going wrong and we are weighed down with grief?
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God” (Isa. 40:1). These words open the second half of the book of Isaiah, sometimes called the “Book of Comfort.” When His people endured a time of great suffering and hardship, the Lord reminded them that “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Isa. 40:29). As believers today are tempted to despair in a fallen world, the words of our Father provide security and hope. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10). Christians find strength in the promises of God.
To thank you for your donation of any amount to Ligonier’s global outreach this month, we will send you Strength for the Weary by Derek Thomas. This book takes us through the words of comfort found in the final chapters of Isaiah, laying out the remarkable promises that the Lord makes to His people. In these pages, find consolation amid the struggles of life and encouragement for the road ahead. The God of Comfort has promised to be with His people always.
By God’s grace, your gift today will help weary Christians around the world find strength in the promises of God and live faithfully for Jesus Christ. Thank you for your gift.