Daily Devotion on Isaiah 55:6-9

Devotion Text: Isaiah 55:6-9

It just doesn’t make sense!

This phrase could be applied to so many events in this world. That little boy drowns in the pool at home. That girl is abducted by a sick man. That mother is taken from her family leaving dad and four kids under the age of 10. That earthquake and tsunami kills thousands of innocent people. That famine leaves thousands of starving children emaciated and dying.

It just doesn’t make sense!

God is always at his strange work, his alien task as Isaiah (28:21) called it. God knows that in order for us to turn to him for help he often needs to knock us to our knees. Through the struggles of this world we learn that only in God can we find mercy and pardon.

We won’t always understand what God is up to in the world. We can always be confident that whatever he does, he is doing it for the good of all his people. We can trust in our gracious God’s provision even though it seems harsh to us humans. First of all we can trust him because he is the all-knowing God who is perfect and much smarter than us. We can also trust him because he has never failed in the past.

When this world strikes us to our knees we can actually have peace because we know that as high as the heavens are above the earth, God’s ways are higher than ours. He has our eternal good in mind. He will be with us and bless us. He already has given us heaven through his son Jesus. How will he not also give us all things?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, give us the strength and faith to turn to you in every trouble. Provide us with the humility to bow to your will instead of shaking our fists in anger. Send your angels to give us the peace that comes from knowing that you are in control and no matter how bad things get your will is still being done. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on October 13, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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