Saturday, May 27, 2017

Isaiah 66:13

Comfort in Heaven

“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13 (ESV)

Sometimes our world can beat us up with bad circumstances, but we will find comfort. A loved one dies, your family falls on tough times, poverty strangles a dream, a marriage falls apart, old age steals the simple physical abilities that once seemed eternal, and loneliness leaves us with no friends but our tears, but the day of comfort will come in Heaven.

Let’s pray today to trust in our Lord Jesus with hope that we will be comforted from our troubles.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Isaiah 65:25

New Creation

“The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain” Isaiah 65:25 (ESV)

In Heaven, there shall be a new order of God’s creation because sin will not exist there. We will experience a re-take of the Garden of Eden, thanks to Jesus as the Second Adam. Death will not exist because sin will be vanquished and that means no life will be lost, even if it is for the purpose of food. Even the very character of animals will be peaceful in the heavenly nature.

Let’s pray today that we may look forward to that day when sin will longer mare the beauty of creation.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Isaiah 65:24

Asking in Prayer

“Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24 (ESV)

God knows your needs before you ask, but your asking is part of His plan to answer prayer. Prayer doesn’t change God’s mind, but it changes our hearts. Our Lord desires to give us what we need and even what we want – as those wants fall within His will for us. So let us press our prayers in faith, because our Heavenly Father is waiting to hear from us.

Let’s pray today in clearly asking and communicating with our Heavenly Father.

Isaiah 65:17

New Memories

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” Isaiah 65:17 (ESV)

Your immortal life will start anew and have all eternity to replace and recreate new memories. A logical question is often asked, How will we enjoy Heaven with the horrible memories we’ll have from this life? The answer is that the painful hurts, the sorrow of lost, and other emotional shattering experiences will be left to this earth.

Let’s pray today to cling to the cross of Christ and its power of eternal life without sin.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Isaiah 59:19

Recognizing God

“So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives.” Isaiah 59:19 (ESV)

The day is coming when the judgment of God will cause the oppressors of the Bible to face their wrongs. The wicked will recognize the Creator’s right to rule and they will bow before God in humble recognition. The Holy Spirit is laboring with today’s leaders and the nations, in preparation for the Day of Lord.

Let’s pray today that men may fear God and repent of their sins, and long for His return.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Isaiah 58:11

Dry Seasons

“And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Isaiah 58:11 (ESV)

There may be spiritual seasons in your life that seem dry and stale, but know the Lord is not absent. We may feel unconnected to heaven and not sensing God’s presence. We may be in the middle of an unprofitable career or struggling with the conditions of a cold marriage. Whatever our circumstance let us not give up having faith that our Lord remains a shepherd to greener pastures.

Let’s pray today to follow our Lord through the tough parched times as well as the close times.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Isaiah 58:9

Prayerful Tears

“Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’” Isaiah 58:9 (ESV)

Sometimes the most sincere, authentic, heartfelt prayers we can utter are with our tears not our words. When our sorrow can not be expressed in audible language, but in uncontrollable crying, God hears. Like a parent moved by the sadness of a child, so our Heavenly Father is moved by the pain of our grief. Like His Son in Gethsemane, our tears call out to Him for comfort and hope.

Let’s pray today in thanksgiving that our Lord hears the sorrow in our heart, not just our words.