Isaiah 40:29 - God Is All-Powerful With Strength For Those Who Rely On Him.

Isa. 40:29; God Is All-Powerful With Strength For Those Who Rely 
On Him. 

CONTENT; What's in the verse; Translations; Paraphrase; Word 

Isa 40:29 (KJV)  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that 
have no might he increaseth strength. 

Isa 40:29 (NIV)  He gives strength to the weary and increases 
the power of the weak. 

Isa 40:29 (TEV)  He strengthens those who are weak and tired.

Neither faints nor is weary refers to how God meets the needs of 
His people: the Lord will never let His people down (Ps. 121:3, 4). 
[Nelson SB] 

Strength is a gift of God (Jer. 9:23). [Nelson SB]

CONTEXT; What's around the verse; Overview; Topic:

Judah's sovereign LORD intends good for His people (40:1-31). 
God, not the idols worshiped by the nations, controls the future 
(41:1-29). Though Israel failed its national calling as God's servant, One 
from the nation will fulfill God's purpose (42:1-25) when the Creator 
acts to redeem His chosen people (43:1-44:25). As evidence, God will 
appoint one named Cyrus to restore Jerusalem (v. 26-45:25). Oppressive 
Babylon will be crushed, and God's word of blessing for Israel will be 
fulfilled (46:1-48:22). [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

Isa 40 begins a new rhythm played for a time of desolation. 
Comfort becomes the dominant theme; poetry is the idiom. The Messiah's 
forerunner was predicted. His task would be to make straight the path for 
the coming King. Early Christians recognized this crying voice as 
that of John the Baptist (Mt 3:3). John himself perceived this as his 
task (Jn 1:23). John's Gospel highlights the magnificent metaphor of 
caring by portraying Jesus as the Good Shepherd (Isa 40:11; Jn 10:14). 
Christians as recipients of such care must also learn to care in their 
tasks of making ready the climactic royal appearance. Patient 
preparation through concern and care is our ministry of comfort as we wait 
for Jesus to return. [Disciple SB] 

Isa. 40:1-31. "Here is your God" The first time I traveled in 
the western America, I couldn't believe the sky. It seemed so big. I 
had to keep looking to the left and right to take it all in. 
This is something like Isaiah's treatment here of God. He is so 
big, Isaiah has us look to the left and the right to try to take Him 
in. Looking left, Isaiah described a God "enthroned above the circle 
of the earth" to whom the nations seem "like a drop in a bucket" 
(vv. 6-26). Looking left, we are simply overwhelmed by the awesome 
greatness of God's power and mighty strength. 
Then Isaiah has us look right, and we see the Creator stoop down 
to touch the individual, and give "strength to the weary." Because 
ours is a God who not only creates but who also cares, "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" (vv. 27-31). [The 365-Day Devotional Commentary] 

Isa 40:27-31 As in many psalms of praise, Isaiah now stresses 
the goodness of God after describing his majesty (vv. 12-26). [NIV 

God Is Supreme
The majesty of God  (40:12-31)
The Greatness of God  (40:9-31)
Comfort for God's People
God Gives Strength to Those Who Depend on Him

CROSS REFERENCES; What's in verses elsewhere.

Psalm 29:11 (KJV)  The Lord will give strength unto his people; 
the Lord will bless his people with peace.  

Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not 
dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; 
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  

2 Cor. 12:9-10 (KJV)  And he said unto me, My grace is 
sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most 
gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power 
of Christ may rest upon me. [10] Therefore I take pleasure in 
infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses 
for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  

Philip. 4:13 (KJV)  I can do all things through Christ which 
strengtheneth me.  

Col. 1:11 (KJV)  Strengthened with all might, according to his 
glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;  

1 Peter 5:5 (KJV)  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto 
the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed 
with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the 

COMMENTARY / APPLICATION: Moving From The Head To The Heart
What is God teaching here? What does it teach about Jesus?

God's unceasing power reaches out to help those people who 
respond to Him. In His grace God uses His power to lead and deliver His 
people just as He used it to create the perfection of the heavens. 
[Disciple SB] 

We can depend on God as our source of strength. Even the 
strongest people get tired at times, but God's power and strength never 
diminish. He is never too tired or too busy to help and listen. When you 
feel all of life crushing you, and you cannot go another step, 
remember that you can call upon God to renew your strength. Hoping in the 
Lord means expecting that his promise of strength will help us to 
rise above life's distractions and difficulties. It also means 
trusting God to fulfill this promise found in his Word. [Life Application 

The God who faints not imparts strength to fainting hearts. 
Whatever man's needs may be, God is able to supply them all (see Ps. 
104:27; 145:15). Those who in meekness and lowliness of spirit realize 
their own frailties and shortcomings are the most certain of having 
their needs supplied (Isa. 57:15; Matt. 5:3-6). God's ear is always 
attuned to the cry of those who feel themselves insufficient for the 
tasks at hand and who desire the help of Heaven. It is in the weakness 
of humanity that God's strength is made perfect (2 Cor. 12:9). This 
fact has been proved in the lives of countless thousands. [SDA 

God is able to deliver and restore his distressed people if they 
will wait in faith for him to act. They are to trust in him and draw 
strength from him. [NIV SB] 

Man must trust God for deliverance because His ways are 
incomprehensible and beyond the understanding of man. God is 
also able to supply 
 man with strength and energy, even man's very existence, because out 
of His divine abundance He can supply strength to even the most 
weary of men.... God's strength is available for all who wait in 
patience for God's purposes to be carried out. [Believer's SB] 

Acknowledged weakness is the first step in receiving God's 
enabling power... In our sense of weakness and need God has opportunity to 
strengthen us. When we receive God's strength, we soar like eagles and run 
like champions on God's mission. We then give God the glory for all 
He accomplishes through us. [Disciple SB] 

He gives power to those who wait on and hope in Him. [Ryrie SB]