There Is Hope

#350  In Perfect Faithfulness   Isaiah 25.1

It is a beautiful spring day out today, the sun is shining and there is blue sky and a few clouds.  I was admiring the new green buds on our lilac bushes in our yard this morning, and I thought about how God has embedded HOPE in the seasons.

Our God is a God of HOPE!

After every winter, there is spring.

Life breaks through every winter!  This is true in our experiences individually.

It is also true for the whole human family.

“The creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to decay into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”  Romans 8:21

“O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.”  Isaiah 25:1

Isaiah 25:2-5 describes the power of God and Christ that will triumph of over every nation beginning with the deliverance of Israel and their acceptance of Messiah.

“Therefore a strong people will glorify Thee; Cities of ruthless nations will revere Thee.”

Then Isaiah describes the blessing of the Kingdom on earth for Israel and all the nations.  Isaiah 25:6-9

From long ago He planned this joyous outcome to result from the darkest night of sin and death.

Life breaks through every Winter!  And Light breaks through every Night!

Regardless of the obstacle or the ‘ruthless city’ in your life,  His Providence is at work. In perfect faithfulness He is overruling our present experience to produce marvelous results.

What is happening now in the process of our refining, and the final result of ultimate blessing is the result of great Divine foresight, “things planned long ago.”

The imperfect circumstance is overruled and shaped in perfect faithfulness.

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