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,
 The LORD is exalted, for he dwells on high;
he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness,
 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.