Sunday, July 14, 2019
I want to begin today with words that can enrich your life, regardless of where you are spiritually and they come from one of the most challenging books in the Word of God.
“But now, thus says the Lord, who crated you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel; Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the water, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” (Isaiah 43:1-2)
The book of Isaiah is filled with tremendous promises of God’s desire and ability to redeem and restore His people. Even though they walked away from God and His ways, yet the Lord in His gracious mercy brought His people back to Himself and healed them.
If you or a loved one has walked away from God or feel broken or needy, know that the Lord desires deeply to restore you to a relationship with Himself. Today is not a time of grieving, but a time to take that “broken or needy” situation to the Lord and then begin to praise Him because you have His promise to restore. You have His promise to protect you and to be drawn closer to Him. You have that promise that you are His.
Receive these verses as a promise for you today, inviting you into the loving arms of Jesus.
You are loved, Pastor Don