The Lord Be With You Today!
“Now will I arise,” says the Lord.
“Now will I be exalted; now will I be lifted up."
(Isaiah has just described the people’s plight
and their oppression from enemy forces.
In desperation and defeat, the people are reduced to nothing,
unable to muster any strength to come against the devastation
that lies around them on every side.
The power of the invasive influences has been too strong.
Only the God of Israel can effect any change in their circumstances.
Only He can deliver them.
And, using His covenant name that asserts His commitment to us,
He declares He will deliver His people.
In His timing, in His power, in His glory,
He reminds us that in our own strength
we are inadequate and ineffective to fight the battle before us today,
but that He chooses to reveal Himself,
to rise up on our behalf, and to deliver us once again.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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