“Something to Hold On To”

Speaker: Dr. Leah E. White, Pastor
Text: Isaiah 40:1-8,28-31
Occasion: Sunday Morning Service
Date:Feb. 26, 2012

TEXT:
Isa 40:1-6
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s Hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: “In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough
ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. 5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” 6 A voice says, “Cry out.“ And I said, “What shall I cry?“ “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” …
NIV

“SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO”
I. The Word reminds us that SUFFERING WILL BE OVER.
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s Hand double for all her sins. Vs. 1-2

II. Secondly, we can hold on because HELP IS ON THE WAY. nt unto death,even the death of the cross.” Phil 2:8
“A voice of one calling:
“In the desert prepare the way for the LORD ;make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. “ Vs. 3

III. Finally, He says Hold On because HE’S GETTING READY TO INCREASE YOUR STRENGTH.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “ Vs. 29-31

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