Scripture to Read: Isaiah 43:14-17
God had Isaiah, in Isaiah 43:14, speak of the exile that Israel was facing in Babylon since Israel had been conquered by Babylon and had been taken into captivity, which lasted 70 years. God also had Isaiah prophesy, though, that Babylon would be judged by God and would eventually fall as a nation. God had Isaiah affirm how awesome and powerful God is in Isaiah 43:15-17. So, God reminds the Israelites, and us today, He alone is the Lord, our Holy One, and He alone is our Creator and our King. God also had Isaiah remind Israel, and us, of God’s awesome power when He delivered the Israelites through the Red Sea and destroyed all of Pharaoh’s army and horses in the Red Sea (Isaiah 43:16-17). This gave Israel the reassurance that God could deliver. In our lives, when our circumstances seem overwhelming, we can get to where we feel like God cannot change the situation we are in. When we get overwhelmed, we are allowing our circumstances to blind us to who God is and His wonderful Truth. Seeking and pursuing our fellowship with God every day and seeking and pursuing His Holy Word keeps us from allowing any circumstance in this life to overcome us. If we are not practicing God’s presence in our lives throughout the day, then we are setting ourselves up for a fall. God tells us, through His Word, how wonderful, powerful, and awesome He is. We must choose to believe Him and His Word over anything this world may throw at us.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today? How will you apply what you have learned?
2. Who will you share with, this coming week, all that God has taught you?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!