Wow. What an epic ending to an intense, long and beautiful book. God answers the people’s cries and proclaims that he has always been there waiting for them. He couldn’t ignore their blatant rebellion. But after judgement comes something new: no more grief, no more fear, no more hurts.
“No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred!”
Do you know someone who needs to hear about this hope? Someone with a heart drenched in sorrow, sifting life through their fingers looking for meaning? Take a minute and pray for them today. Pray for opportunities to share this message with ears that need to hear it.
Reading the book of Isaiah this time around helped me gain a little perspective and ask myself a few questions:
What is God telling me that I am blatantly or pridefully ignoring?
What are my idols that I run back to?
Is there a message that God is asking me to share with his people?
I’m so thankful we have God’s word. My fear is that it’s presence in my life is in vain. What good is it to read about another generation’s mistakes if I’m not learning from them? Today, I’m jotting down my answers to these questions and asking God to help me grow in these areas.
“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.”