I wanted to record and share my readings from this morning. I’m inspired from them that all things work for the glory of God and ‘his words accomplish his intended purpose even if that intention is not immediately clear to us.’
So here’s a short little clip from my findings. I read from “The Knowing Jesus Study Bible” because is has some inspiring devotionals that always lead back to Jesus. The *quotes are from The Knowing Jesus Study Bible. NIV version.
Isaiah 55:10-11 (KJV) says:
“For as the rain and the snow
come down from heaven
and do not return there but water
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread
to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out
from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I
and shall succeed in the thing for
which I sent it.”
The following interpretation explains these verses:
“God likens his words to rain and snow:
Both fall on the earth and do not return
to the sky as evaporation without first
having watered the land. The earth in
turn flourishes and produces sustenance
for us. God’s words also accomplish his
intended purpose–even if that intention is
not always immediately clear (Isaiah 55:10-11).” *
I just love this.
It’s a huge promise. I’ll share one more section that brings it together to today.
“God has made many promises to us.
When he declares, “Never will I leave you,”
we may rest assured that he won’t (Hebrews 13:5).
When he affirms that his arms are always underneath
us, we know that he is there to support us
(Deuteronomy 33:27). He promises that nothing can
separate us from his love, and it can’t (Romans 8:37).
He assures us that he will forgive our sin when we
confess it to him, and he will (1 John 1:9). We can overcome
any obstacle through his strength (Romans 8:38; Philippians
2:13; 4:13); he will sustain us when we feel weary (Psalm
55:22); we are safe in his hands (John 10:29). And when
Jesus pledges to come back for us one day, we know that
he will (1 Thessalonians 4:17).” *
“The list is lengthy, but more significantly each promise is true. Jesus never changes, and his Word stands true (Hebrews 13:8). It can be no other way (Titus 1:2).” *
Isn’t that just the best?! When we have loss, sorrow, pain, fear or questions we can lean on these promises. We don’t have to have the answers right now because we can trust God to follow through with the purpose he intended for us from the beginning. For us to be loved by Him and to know His love and to be with Him in Heaven someday for eternity where there will be no more sin. God’s Word is good and reliable.
I hope this has inspired your day as it has mine.