The Cure For Fainting

Isaiah 40:28-31 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Within the text, we discover a spiritual condition that is common to all, regardless of age or gender, “Even the youths shall faint . . . the young men shall utterly fall” (vs. 30). These are not the words of man, but of God!  No matter how spiritual you may appear, no one is immune to the possibility of fainting and falling. But, let us not fall into the chasm of despair; there is hope and help in God. There is a source of strength, “the LORD . . . fainteth not, neither is weary” (vs. 28). The Everlasting Father and the Creator of the ends of the earth, never gets weary, exhausted, or faint. The strength and abilities of our God is beyond human comprehension! There is the supply of strength, “He giveth power . . . he increaseth strength” (vs. 29). For all that find themselves weary and weak, God gives His power and His strength. There is the securing of strength, “they that wait upon the LORD” (vs. 31). The strength that we need to live the Christian life is gained through waiting upon the LORD! The word “wait” means to bind together, to look with expectation, to tarry patiently. His strength is gained by leaning, looking, and longing for the God of our salvation. We must turn away from self unto the Saviour. It is then that we can expect energy, “renew their strength”, elevation, “mount up with wings”, and endurance, “not be weary . . . not faith.” This is the only cure for fainting!