Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 34

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Leader Qualifications

Isaiah 40:10–26

Isaiah 40:10–26 demonstrates the Lord’s authority over nature and nations and stresses that God is incomparable and has no needs. He is intimately acquainted with His created order and sustains it in ways we cannot imagine. God requires no counselor, and He is in complete control, even over those in a position of authority (v. 23).

Notice how verses 10–11 of the Isaiah passage beautifully combine God’s sovereign power with His compassionate concern for His people. God is not a divine despot but a gracious and merciful Father who nourishes, guides, and protects His people as a good shepherd would care for His flock. Because of His greatness and goodness, we do well to trust Him and willingly surrender the control of our lives to Him.

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