January 14, 2015

Today you should read: Isaiah 51

Ever go through a time when you doubt… even though you know it in your head, you just don’t feel it in your heart? You know God’s Sovereign – He’s all-powerful and in charge, you know He loves you and has a plan for your life – but you just can’t get your heart around those things. Maybe because of trials, or disappointments, or maybe you’ve just grown stale in your relationship with the Lord.

That’s where the Jewish people were when Isaiah said the words recorded in Isaiah 51 – it was a call to Trust in the Lord.

1. He reminded them who their Father is (v.1)
2. He reminded them that God keeps His promises (v.2)
3. He pointed them to the hope found in God alone (v.3-5)

He’s the same – all-powerful God:

Are you not the same today, the One who dried up the sea, making a path of escape through the depths so that Your people could cross over? (v.10)

So no matter what you’re going though… don’t forget:

I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? (v.12)

Yet you have forgotten the lord, your Creator, the one who stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies? (v.13)

I don’t know what today holds for you – but I know Who holds today. I don’t know what you’re going through – but I know Someone who does. God’s not distant or removed from your life or your problems – He’s very much involved and He loves you. Rest in Him today!

Posted by: Tim Parsons

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

3 thoughts on “January 14, 2015”

  1. 7 “Listen to me, you who know right from wrong,
    you who cherish my law in your hearts.
    Do not be afraid of people’s scorn,
    nor fear their insults.

    This verse really spoke to me today! I work with a man who scoffs at the idea of salvation through one door, Jesus. He has bought into the lie that “good people” go to heaven, if indeed it exists at all. I have shared the gospel with him and it has not been received.

    God’s word is the ultimate truth and teaches us right from wrong. Even though others may scorn or insult what they believe is our “narrow-minded” understanding of God, we can rest assured that we are standing on the promises of God!

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