Children’s One Year Study Thru The Bible – July 25, Isaiah 40, Trust In The Lord

This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Isaiah 40) while we focus in on just a few verses.

Background: The prophet Isaiah wrote this book to the southern tribe of Judah during a time of national emergency. The 12 tribes of Israel had been divided. 10 tribes in the north and 2 in the south (Judah was one of these). Even the tribe of Judah had turned their backs on God and were facing extinction by the cruel Assyrians. In chapters 40 thru 66 (27 chapters like the 27 books in the New Testament) Isaiah now brings messages of hope declares the message of a coming savior who will set all things right.

In chapter 40, Isaiah describes all the creative work that God has done as a testimony that He can be relied upon and trusted.

Ask the children…

What would God’s people have to do in order to gain the strength to be victorious in life?

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.” (Isaiah 40:31)

And what would be the result of trusting in the Lord?

“They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Just living day after day can be so tiring and discouraging.  But God has not left us alone to slug it out here on earth.  He has given us His strength in Christ.

Ask your children to read Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8 and ask them what Jesus promised to His followers.  If we rely on Jesus’ promises we will feel his presence in our lives and His power to do miraculous things.  Claim these promises today and go out in God’s strength.

Feel free to share your own stories below in the comments section.
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