Take heart… Find encouragement in the wonderful future God has promised for those who trust and serve Him! I realize 2020 has been a very difficult year… and for some 2021 hasn’t gotten much better. This morning Isaiah 35 was part of my Bible reading… I read it, then I went back and read it again… then I went back and read it again slowly, reflecting on the wonderful message of hope it provides! Then I jotted these words in the margin of my Bible: “What a wonderful future day God promises His people!”
Here, I’ve provided it for your reading and reflection… soak it up!!!
“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad! The desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing… They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God.
“Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong – fear not! Behold, your God will come… He will come and save you!’ Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy! Waters will break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water.
“And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way… The redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (From Isaiah 35:1–10 ESV)
Someone one needed the tonic that this wonderful passage provides today!