Today, the lord brings us glad tidings through His wonderful promises in the book of Isaiah.
In Isaiah 54:4-7 he says,
- Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed: neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame. You will forget the shame of your youth and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
- For your maker is your husband. The lord of hosts is his name. And your Redeemer is the Holy one of Israel. He is called the God of the whole earth.
- For the lord has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit. Like a youthful wife when you were refused. Says your God.
- For a mere moment I have forsaken you but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you says the lord your redeemer .
This is the message for you today. God says he is not only your maker but also your husband. Earthly husband may desert you, but he’s promises to be with you. He will give you everything you need.
Bring your problems to his feet and leave it there. Remember his dealings of old and find strength. He never left you in the past. He is not going to leave you now. He says “I will carry you, even to old age I am he”. His grace is sufficient. Keep faith!
Sing along with Michael Smith: Draw me close to you