This passage in Isaiah 40 is an encouragement to us today to speak to our own people and to the church, proclaiming who God is and all that he has done and desires to do for us. We are not to be afraid of the people, but we are to boldly share aloud the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is our shepherd. He gathers us in his arms and carries us close to his heart. He who created all things, and who sustains all things can take care of us and our circumstances. Our lives are not hidden from God. He knows what we are going through. He has not forgotten us. He will give us the strength and power we need to make it through each day. We just need to trust him with all that is going on in our lives, and he will renew our strength so that we can walk this Christian life and not grow weak, weary or lose heart. Here is Your God! / An Original Work / July 18, 2012 Based off Isaiah 40:9-31 NIV You who bring good tidings to Zion, Lift up your voice; raise with a shout, And do not be afraid of the people. Say, “Here is your God!” See how the Lord God comes now with power. His arm rules for Him; His reward with Him. He tends His flock just like a shepherd, His lambs in His arms. Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from beginning? Our Lord sits enthroned above all things. None to Him compare. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens. Who made all of these? Who calls them by name? Because of His great power and strength, All accounted for. Why do you say, “My way is hidden From the Lord, and my cause forgotten”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord, He is your God. He will not weary. He gives us power. Those who trust in Him will renew their strength. They will soar on wings just like eagles; Walk and do faint not.