Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up
before all the nations.” vs. 11

Isaiah 61:10-62:3

As one year yields to the grim reaper and another eagerly awaits its birth, there is a natural tendency to reflect and predict. We look at the year gone by, consider its triumphs and tragedies, and then make our best guess at what the new year will bring. It’s relatively easy to measure the past, though in these times of lies and deception we can’t always know the truth of what has happened, but we have a dickens of a time with the future. This year, as 2023 winds down and 2024 dawns, people are having a hard time being optimistic. Not only is it an election year, the wars around the world are continuing to bring death and devastation to millions. Nations are unwilling to make the hard choices needed to slow global warming. Refugees number in the tens of millions. The future really does look dismal! But Isaiah, writing thousands of years ago in a time of great anguish, invites us to take another look. He says that God will cause righteousness and peace to spring up before all the nationsand that it’s inevitable! That’s an amazing promise, one that we’d be well advised to hang on to as the new year dawns. The bad stuff doesn’t triumph!!!! Good will prevail!!!

Thought for the Day: Why are folks so negative about the future?


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