Thursday, July 31, 2014

Isaiah 36-40

In Isaiah 36-40, God's power and absolute sovereignty is obvious as He uses faithful hearts to fulfill His great promises in the world.

Even though the situation doesn't look or sound so good for Judah after Assyria has attacked and captured many cities, King Hezekiah's faithful prayer connects an entire nation to God's power and presence in the middle of an impossible situation.  And in the end, what seems impossible becomes possible as God defends Judah. That is an inspirational story for me.

Prayer makes a real difference in our lives.

As the book of Isaiah continues, we read more and more about God's everlasting love and compassion for His people.  Life in Christ is full of awesome promises for you and for me and all who believe and rely on our Savior.   

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
  the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
  and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
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 grow faint.

No matter what happens, God is not going to get tired of loving us and helping us.  

God will not give up on us.

And the more we let God help us, the more hope we have and the more strength we find.

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for being our everlasting Savior and Lord.  Thank You for sharing Your strength and energy for life with me when I draw close to You.

Forgive me for all the ways I stumble and fall in this life You have given me.

Renew my strength Lord.

I pray for _____________________. Help ___________________ be renewed in Christ.  Help ____________________ soar on wings like eagles.  Help ____________________ run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.  Fill _____________________ with Your Holy Spirit, Your strength, and Your peace.

Pour out Your blessings upon __________________ both now and forever more. 

You, our Sovereign Lord, bring good news to all who love You. 

In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit I pray,

Peace of Christ,
*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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