The Fountain Day 269: Draught or setup for a miracle?

Today I want to look at another portion of Isaiah…man, I LOVE the book of Isaiah.  Every single time I read it I’m overcome with hope and promise.  Everyone asks who you’d love to meet from Bible times…and I think my answer would be Isaiah…at least today it would.

Before we read though…

I believe that sometimes our lives are a complete setup.  The enemy comes in and tries to sabotage and destroy us, but God knows all along exactly how He’ll use all of that to display His glory and splendor on the earth.  Think about it…I do a lot…I truly believe that in our family’s time of long term struggle to find breakthrough to move forward, God knowingly used this whole thing to plant pockets of miraculous advancement…in other words, He’s using what the enemy wanted to use to destroy us, to advance us!!

From that thought…I read these words in scripture and my soul leapt with every word…it’s like again, the word was alive and relevant to me today…

Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.  The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.  Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy!  The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.  There the Lord will display His glory, the splendor of our God.  With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees.  Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.  He is coming to save you.”  And when He comes, He will open the eyes of the blind and unplug the ears of the deaf.  The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy!  Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland.  The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land.  Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert jackals once lived.  And a great road will go through that once deserted land.  It will be named the Highway of Holiness.  Evil-minded people will never travel on it.  It will be only for those who walk in God’s ways; fools will never walk there.  Lions will not lurk along its course, nor any other ferocious beasts.  There will be no other dangers.  Only the redeemed will walk on it.  Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.  They will enter Jerusalem singing, crowned with everlasting joy.  Sorrow and mourning will disappear, and they will be filled with joy and gladness.  Isaiah 35:1-10

God’s promises over the believers are breath taking.  So full of the fullness of Him!! 

When you live out each day and all the trouble it may hold…remember what we are heading toward!!  When you see government overreach and massive injustice…remember Who we are to believe in more than all of that.  God is so good.  Never lose sight of His coming glory!! One day all this will be gone and what will be left, is so much more glorious than we can even imagine. 

Let’s choose to live from this victory today!!!