The Lord Be With You Today!
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.
Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.
You will forget the shame of your youth
and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood."
(The Lord is speaking to a people who are broken and exiled from their home.
Yet, in Him, they have hope and, even more, they have victory in Him
because He is redeeming them from their defeat and disgrace.
As He brings them into the next new adventure of faith,
He has promised they will have multitudes of offspring,
so many that they will have to enlarge their home,
and this new phase, these new offspring, will be a blessing.
This new thing the Lord is doing will take His people from disgrace to honor,
from barrenness to fertility and productivity.
Today, when we have been in places of discredit, of defeat, of difficulty,
the Lord is also reminding us that He brings us into new places
where all the former hardships will serve to bring us into new victory and influence.
Where once we had seen ourselves and others had seen us as weak,
the Lord makes us honored and seen as an over-comer.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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