Every morning

rain drops

This rainy Friday morning, with a bit of weariness in my soul over the difficult days we are living in, I still opened my Bible for morning devotions. God’s Word is given to kindle the fire of faith in believers. The second verse I read today, in the prophet Isaiah (33:2),  helped me to lean upon the Lord afresh —

O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you.
Be our arm every morning,
our salvation in the time of trouble. (ESV)

If you read that whole chapter you will quickly realize that Isaiah (and all God’s people) was in the midst of some big difficulties. Yet the prophet called the people to trust in the Lord, and lean upon Him — He who is above these circumstances, indeed, He who controls the flow of history itself. As Isaiah 33:5–6 says,

[5] The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high;
he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness,
[6] and he will be the stability of your times,
abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure. (ESV)

Thank God that we can profit from His Word every morning, regardless of the forecast.

pdb

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s