Isaiah 25:9 In The End He Saved

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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. 

Isaiah 10:3 Who Will You Run To?

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What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your riches? Isaiah 10:3 

Disasters and troubles hit people all the time. When it occurs people will run somewhere for help. Most often it is to the government or some organization. In these two place many will try to find the help to make it through whatever situation that they are in.

Sometimes these groups can help some, but often it is just surface help. They are unable to help at the deeper levels of why the disaster occurred. Temporary help is given. It will help for a short amount of time, but then will run out and begin to fail.

Israel had been rejecting God and God was beginning to bring disaster upon them for their sins. He then begins to question them about where will they run to for help when the disaster God is bringing comes upon them. Their hope had been in people, governments and nations, not God.

It can be expected that people who do not follow or obey God will turn to the temporary things of this world for help. They do not know any better.

However, believers should be doing the same thing in turning to God. Often those in the church choose to reject God first and run after the temporary things of this world. They feel as though the groups and organizations of this world can do a better job first.

This is not putting trust in God, but in man.

When disaster comes upon a believer, and it will, the first thing he should do is go to God and trust in Him. God will often bring disaster upon someone to redirect his eyes back to Him, to get him back on to the right path with God. Running to man brings about destruction, running to God brings restoration.

As you are going through situations in your life, where is your trust? Are you running towards God and trusting Him? Or are you running towards man and his ways?

Focus your eyes and life upon God and His ways. Seek Him for all the help you need in every situation. Live your life in a way in which God does not have to correct you.

I pray today that you will know the love God has for you; that you will trust God’s work in your life; that you will run to God for all needed help; and that you will live for God with all of your life. 

Isaiah 8:12-13 Don’t Fear The Fake

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Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread. Isaiah 8:12-13 

Rumors and conspiracy theories abound world wide about everything and anything. In a lot of these theories people are full of fear. Things that are small are made to be out to be large. False statements are made out to be true and people believe them

In today’s society the speed at which a thought can spread around the world is lightning quick with the internet. Within minutes, millions of people can hear about some false report, conspiracy theory or fake news and buy into it with fear.

During the time of Isaiah, this was also a problem. People would spread conspiracy theories and spread great fear. God tells the people not to believe those theories, but only to fear Him.

Events will occur in this world, but that does not mean a believer should fear them. Theories will abound, some will be true, some will be false, but the believer as no reason to fear them, God is the One who is in control.

When the believer is trusting in God and knows that He is in control, all he needs to be concerned about is pleasing God. Every believer is called to one thing–to love God with all of his heart, soul, mind and body. When he loves God he will obey God. This is what pleases God.

The things that man can do will no longer matter to the one who is trusting God. Man can only destroy the body, but not the soul. Man and the things he can do, do not need to be feared at all.

You will hear about things that the world will be scared about. Sometimes they will be false theories that are driven to scare people into a certain way of thinking. Other times they may be true. Either way you do not need to fear what is said or happening.

Put your trust in God and fear Him alone. Strive to love and obey God with all of your abilities. He is the one who gives you life for eternity, not just a temporary life.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God in all things; that God will give you His peace in all things; and that God will help you remove all fear of this world. 

Isaiah 2:22 Stop Trusting Man

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Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem? Isaiah 2:22 

People have all kinds of things to say. Scientists and doctors appear to know what is right and what is best. They have done the research and are supposed to be correct. Government officials always appear to have the best information about everything and anything and can guide the people correctly.

Some will hold on to what is said by someone because he has some huge title after his name and he went to some prestigious college. Others will believe the person because everyone else believes the person, regardless of what is being said.

Isaiah tells the people to stop just trusting people. People are temporary and just have breath, but no real knowledge or wisdom.

Believing in people can and will often lead to failure and fear. While scientists and doctors do know a lot, they do not know everything. In their limited knowledge there are many mistakes made leading people down the wrong road or in fear.

Believers tend to act in the same way as much of the world, they believe people. Many believers will follow some preacher or speaker, regardless of what is being said. One looks and sounds good, so he must be saying something right. Yet, some of these same speakers are leading people into open sin against God’s word.

Trust should be first and foremost in God and in God alone. Only God has the perfect answer every time. Only God has perfect knowledge of every situation. Only God has perfect wisdom in every situation. Only God will never fail.

If a person can trust Jesus with his life for salvation, he should trust God with everything else in his life. One should not allow that trust to be broken down and put into man’s words.

As you go through this life, who are you putting your trust in?

Do not allow yourself to be manipulated by the words of man through the various types of media. They will fail you and lead you down the wrong path.

Look to God for all needed wisdom and direction. God will never fail you. He has the big picture of the beginning and the end, and everything in-between when He guides you in your life.

Trust God today and see that He will never fail.

I pray today that you will know God’s word for your life; that you will be guided by the Holy Spirit; that you will trust in God alone; that you will walk the path God has for you; and that God will reveal when men try to lead you astray. 

Ecclesiastes 11:5 Understanding God’s Ways

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As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 

Scientists are always working hard to understand how things work. They are determined to figure out what makes things work the way that they do. Study after study is done on nearly everything that can be seen or unseen, touched or untouched.

As they study to answer their many questions, often many more questions are raised than are answered. Men are limited in their knowledge of how things work, yet their curiosity is still there.

Two areas of great interest for men is the weather and the human body. They want to be able to control the weather to keep people safe from harm in storms. And the desire to create a human being is great.

Solomon was the wisest person on the earth and knew that one cannot fully understand the path the wind takes, nor how a body is formed. He also realized that in the same way one cannot understand how God works.

Although the Bible does show their are a few principles that God always works on, such as love and forgiveness, there are many things that a person cannot fully understand. God works in one way with a person in a situation, and in a completely different way with another person in the same situation. He heals one way with one person and in a different way with another.

God is above all and in complete control. He is beyond fully understanding. However, one can know that God is in control and does what is best.

Holding on that trust is what can give a person peace and comfort in His life. The greatest thing a believer can do is trust that God knows what He is doing, rather than striving to fully understand Him.

God will work in many different ways in your life. Each situation may reveal a different way that God works. Do not fight to understand God’s ways or refuse to trust His ways when you do not understand them. Just accept what God is doing and trust Him.

If you could fully understand God, you would be God, but since you are not God, you cannot fully understand Him. Instead of doubt and confusion, trust Him as you trust that your body will function and grow the way it is supposed to.

I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus offers you; that you will not fear the way God works in your life; that you will trust the way God is working; that you will know that God is working out the best for you; and that you will know God loves you.