Staying in Isaiah today! We are reading Isaiah 52:13-15, 53, 54, 55, 56, and 57. The Lord is always generous, always kind. Search for His kindness in the Word and in your life – find reasons to be grateful!
“This is what God’s servants can expect. I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best” (Isaiah 54:17 MSG)
That can be my best expectation: that God will work everything out. That makes my problems turn into possibilities.
I like the reminders in 56:1-3 (and beyond) about the importance of the Sabbath – it’s funny that I have to be reminded to rest, but I do get busy with “things” and checking off lists that I forget to rest in His presence.
“When I looked again and saw what he was doing,
I decided to heal him, lead him, and comfort him,
creating a new language of praise for the mourners.
‘Peace to the far-off, peace to the near-at-hand,’ says God—
‘and yes, I will heal them’ ” (Isaiah 57:18-19 MSG)
Once again in 57, we see how patient and kind the “Old Testament God” is – He looks at us in our rebellion and still comforts us and loves us.