Oct 12, 2017 08:29AM - edited Oct 12, 2017 08:32AM by JO-5
From part of my devotions this morning.
Isaiah 40 is the first Old Testament text that explicitly articulates the theme of "good news."
This good news is that God's powerful love in our lives does not depend on us. Despite our sin we can always rely on our merciful God who will both tenderly care for us like a shepherd, verse 11, and like a mighty warrior, verse10, powerfully transform our lives.
The Lord promised His people through the prophet Isaiah that he would be their Shepard guiding them in their daily lives and giving them comfort.
We too can know His gentle tending as we tell Him our anxious thoughts and seek His love and peace. We know that He is our Good Shepherd holding us close to His heart and carrying us in his Everlasting Arms.....
(These promises are for His children, who are those who have accepted Him as their Lord and Savior).
"Lord Jesus Christ you are the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. Thank you for the gift of Your sacrificial love and for the peace that passes all understanding".
(Yes, Nancy, God can even use a snake in the basement to bring about His purpose....so....thank you Lord for the snake) ...but please remove it SOON!
A good and blessed day to all of you. Remember God is too wise to make a mistake, and too loving to be unkind. Whatever is going on there is a reason, even if we don't understand.
"He gathers the Lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart" Isaiah 40:11.....That is my verse for today.
I continue to have issues, stresses, and pain....but I am learning. (A slow learner some days...but He is not finished with me yet.)