May 6 – Isaiah
In April and May, we are reading through the book of the prophet Isaiah. Its major themes are judgment, comfort, and hope, applicable to Jerusalem then in the 8th century B.C. and to us now. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Israel’s Only Savior
But now, this is what the Lord says—
This is the Greatest Show | Marianne Toovey
After giving a small sampling of all the wonderful things God had done for His people up to that point, He urges them to stop dwelling in the past and instead to look forward with anticipation for what He’s going to do next. Our God is a big God, and nothing is impossible for Him. If He was capable of those great things, then He’s surely capable of even more great things.
I’m a pretty nostalgic person. I like to look on the past and reminisce about good things that have happened and see how I’ve learned from the bad. I notice how I’m constantly growing and changing, and it’s fun to look back on that process. But I need to be careful that I don’t spend too much time back there that I miss what’s going on right here. Instead, I can use those past experiences to fuel my present and future. In the same way, knowing what God has done for me before should fuel my faith for what’s to come. He’s not done. He’s shown me who He is and what He’s capable of, so now I get to grab the popcorn and trust I’ll see His glory in action!
Thanks for all You’ve done and continue to do in my life. Thanks for the reminder today of who You are and what You’re doing. I pray for a faith strong enough to allow me to sit back and trust You – and that allows You to do what You do best! How wonderful to have You on my side, caring so much for me that You prefer for me to lean on You while You take care of the muck I trudge through on a regular basis, rather than making me deal with it on my own. You’re awesome! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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