Isaiah 40:12-14 have helped us to behold our God – namely to behold His sovereign omnipotence and omniscience. Our God is all-powerful and all-knowing and is utterly worthy of our worship and trust! These attributes, though ever true, are perhaps never more applicable to us than they are in the midst of trial and test.
As C.H. Spurgeon eloquently states, “Oh, there is, in contemplating Christ, a balm for every wound; In musing on the Father, there is a quietus for every grief; and in the influence of the Holy Spirit, there is a balsam for every sore. Would you lose your sorrow? Would you drown your cares? Then go, plunge yourself in the Godhead’s deepest sea; be lost in His immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated. I know nothing which can so comfort the soul; so calm the swelling billows of sorrow and grief; so speak peace to the wind of trial, as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead.”
My friends, notice that the 19th century pastor didn’t offer a balm or rest or refreshment in connection with circumstances. No, these beautiful experiences of believers are found not in new situations but in God.