As I was reading Isaiah 40 and these resources I was reminded of an article I read online awhile ago entitled "Why Christians miss the point of one of their favorite verses." The article was about Isaiah 40:31
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When read in isolation, Isaiah 40:31 loses this incredible potency, the Bible verse equivalent of a hang-in-there cat. But this verse is no wish fulfillment or message of personal empowerment. The entirety of Isaiah 40 proves God’s ability to keep the promise he makes in verse 31. This is a promise banked on the immense credit of God’s strength, will, and faithfulness. When you read this familiar verse in context, there can be no doubt: the God who made this promise is able to keep it.