The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 49:18a
Lift up your eyes and look around;
all your children gather and come to you.
(As the Lord leads His people out of captivity,
a captivity resulting from an invasion resulting from their turning away from God,
He still lovingly encourages them in their sorrow and uncertainty
as they begin their journey back to their rightful home in Him.
Because He has mercifully heard their cries of desperation in exile,
because He has had compassion on them, He tells His people to look up,
that they and the other exiles are actually returning home
and that both they and their offspring will be reunited in Him.
When we have wandered away from the Lord,
when we have failed in our walk with Him,
when we have cried out to Him in our need,
He not only hears us, but delivers us, and even promises us
that the very places of healing and growth that have been conceived and born in us,
the actual offspring of our disobedience and sin,
will be gathered into His redemptive love through the challenges we faced
and will become the very trophies we take with us out of the battle.
The Lord turns what we conceive in our waywardness and failures
into good, the very growth and maturity that He creates in us)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,