The Jewish exiles from Judah who were captives in Babylon had begun to feel despondent and dejected, helpless and hopeless. What did God want to remind them of, and what does God want to remind us of when we’ve come to the end of our rope?
I. GOD ALWAYS HEARS HIS PEOPLE. (V. 27)
a. The cry of God’s people is never out of God’s hearing.
b. He is always involved in the life situations of His children.
c. He is always there, even when it seems He’s not.
II. GOD IS MUCH GREATER THAN HIS PEOPLE. (V. 28)
a. There is no limit to God’s power or wisdom.
b. God’s life-giving energy is limitless.
III. GOD SHARES HIS POWER WITH HIS PEOPLE. (V. 29, 30)
a. God’s greatest desire is to share His quality of life (eternal) with us.
b. God’s strength is unfailing. (II Corinthians 12:9)
IV. GOD’S PEOPLE CAN LIVE IN GOD’S POWER. (V. 31)
a. God wants us to “exchange” our strength for His.
b. Psalm 3:1-3
c. There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
d. There’s an old rugged cross and an empty tomb at the end of your rope!