I thought I would use today’s reading to show you that, from my perspective, no matter where you are reading God can speak to you. I have read chapter 40 in Isaiah on several occasions. Like many of you I am very familiar with the passage that says,” but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,they will walk and not be faint.” I have found great delight and strength in that passage on several occassions. But today I found comfort and a promise that I am going to claim for me today. It is Isaiah 41:10-13
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
11 “All who rage against you
will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies,
you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
will be as nothing at all.
13 For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
You see there is a possibility that I will be facing some challenges in the near future. I don’t know yet… but it is a possibility as my email address may have been compromised. I won’t give you all the details other than it can happen no matter how much you try to be savvy and smart. As a result I have two options; the first leave the technological age and do everything the old fashioned way. Doable but not practical, and if I do that – the enemy wins! Or I can make some wise changes to thwart any damage in the future and trust in the Lord. I am choosing the later.
While those promises in the passages for today’s reading were written for a different time and for a different people. I believe that they were also given to me, for me, today! I was praying asking God for wisdom and bemoaning my stupidity and then I come to these verses. They literally leaped off the page as if to say…. Sandra “I’ve Got It!”.
Until tomorrow – Be encouraged.