In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:9
There are times when it is difficult to see the end. The trials and challenges in life appear to overcome and be a looming mountain in front of a person with no way out or around.
Many in the world will often give up and quit the path they are on when they see too large of a mountain in front of them. They cannot see any way to get past the mountain. It is during those times that they have lost trust in what they believe in and quit.
Isaiah had been prophesying of how there would come a lot of destruction throughout the world. Now he points out that those who believe in God will hold on to their trust in God and see that He does save them in the end. They will be able to rejoice because of His salvation.
Every believer must walk a path of trust. There will be major mountains in their path, with no apparent way to get over or around them. It will appear as if God has abandoned them.
Yet, this is not true. God is still there in the midst of the troubles. One has to trust in Him during those difficult times, because God has promised to save and will do so in His time.
There will come a day when that mountain will be removed. It may be in this life or in heaven, but it will be removed. At that time, the believer can rejoice because he trusted God and God proved Himself faithful.
As you are going through this life, you will meet some major mountains. Hold on to your trust in God and remember His promises. Be ready to rejoice in the salvation that He provides.
God will save you from things in this earth and from condemnation for eternity when you trust Him. Do not give up in trusting in His word and His promises.
During this time you are saved and are being saved daily. Don’t give up and lose hope. Rejoice today because you know that you will be saved from all troubles in the end. Rejoice when you see God’s hand at work in your life.
In the end God will provide salvation.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will trust God through every situation; and that you will see God’s salvation in your life.
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Psalm 145:1-2
There are things that people do every day. Some things are the same with most ever person all over the world, such as eating, drinking, putting on clothes, and sleeping. Some things that are done are done involuntarily, such as breathing.
Along with the normal things that people do, there are some things that some do and some do not do. Some people will do some type of exercise every day, such as lifting weights, running, swimming, or some other exercise.
Many have hobbies that they strive to work on every day a little. This can be sewing, reading, writing, painting, or some other hobby.
These things are done either out of necessity or because they like doing it.
David tells God that he will exalt and praise His name every day for ever and ever. Not only will he praise, but will do it with excitement and joy.
One reason many people do a lot of hobbies is to escape the struggles and pressures of this life. Every day there are many difficulties that people must face and so they turn to something to help them cope with it.
Believers can praise God. This turns the focus off the problems and onto God. And the list of what a person can praise God for is endless.
One only has to think about what Jesus did on the cross for him to make him break out in praise to God for His great love and sacrifice. Each moment that a person has breath to breathe is a reason to praise God. There is no end for reasons to praise God.
When life is going good for you and there are no major struggles, praise God. At the same time, when there are struggles in your life that are weighing you down and feel like they are crushing you, praise God.
Make praising God your number one priority to accomplish every day. Seek a way to praise God every hour that you are awake of every day.
The more you praise God, the more you will want to praise God. The more you realize how great God is, the more you will realize how great He really is.
Praising God should be your greatest hobby each day.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know God’s sacrifice for you; that you will know the blessings God has given you; and that you will praise God every day in every situation with great joy.