An excerpt from Isaiah 51 MSG:
For I am God, your very own God,
who stirs up the sea and whips up the waves,
I teach you how to talk, word by word,
and personally watch over you,
Even while I’m unfurling the skies,
setting earth on solid foundations,
and greeting Zion: ‘Welcome, my people!’”
I really love the book of Isaiah. It might even be my favorite. I think it’s human nature, female nature, my nature to be romantic. To watch a movie, read a book, or admire people’s relationships and think WOW that’s love. Isaiah reminds me that–no, THIS is love. No matter what God’s people did to betray Him or do the wrong thing He always turned from His anger to restore His beloved people. The same God who keeps the oceans moving, who unfolds the skies like it’s nothing is the same God who teaches us what love and life is all about. He is ever waiting to welcome His people home and the idea that we have a God who “personally watches over us” is nuts. So many people serve Gods who are quick to anger, and distant. Who have better things to do and servants to do their bidding. But our God? The one and only God. He PERSONALLY watches over us. He doesn’t trust this to anyone else.
Today in spite of disappointments from friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, children, whoever it might be–remember that God never disappoints. He is always faithful. Always watching and no matter what your failures might be–He will never give up on you. He will always watch over you. He’s ready to welcome you home.
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