This morning I was doing my devotions, and I came across a couple of verses in my study in the book of Isaiah:
Isaiah 12:2 – “Behold, God is my Salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my Salvation.”
Isaiah 12:4 – “And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted.”
Wow! Have you ever seen some verses for the very first time? I do not mean just physically see it for the first time, but more like you never noticed it before. I have read the Bible through before, but these verses I never realized were there. When I was studying, I was like whoa. I am more convinced now than ever before that life is not about me, it is all about Him. The church is not reaching as many people as it could, because we are too busy thinking about ourselves and our personal preferences. We must realize that life is all about Him!
God is so good. We have sung that song for years, and it is a true song, but has it impacted you? That song is more words, that is truth! God has been good to everyone of us. I had a conversation with a student recently, and she said, “how can you say that God is good when you have seen what has happened in my life.” Trials happen…life is tough…I understand all of this. This does not change the fact that God is good! I have been through trials in my life, and I have seen bad things happen at times in my life, but I can still sing, “God is so good!” The reason is that I understand and admit that He knows what is best for my life. He sees the past, present, and future of our lives. He knows what is around the corner. If He sends me through a trial, it is because this trial is what is BEST for me at that point in my life. That is what God is so good. Also, He promises to be with me through the entire thing! How can it get much better than that?
Praise Him for He is so good! He deserves your praise today.