Where does your trust lie? In today's reading of Isaiah 31 God speaks to his people who are trusting in Egypt. Who is your Egypt? Is it your spouse? Is it your career? Is it your family, finances or your investments?
These people and things are mere mortals and not God. They are flesh and not spirit (Isaiah 31:3). On earth, everything around us has the possibility to fail. The only one who will never fail us is God. He will never leave us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6); we can take comfort in that promise. The Israelites continued to trust in false gods, idols and other countries instead of the one true God. Yet his love was unfailing, and he was relentless in his pursuit for of them.
He showed them grace, kindness and forgiveness over and over. He shows each one of us the same. May we place our trust in him and extend that same grace and forgiveness to those around us. When things seem backwards or upside-down, look to the one true Father who can weather you through the storm. He never promised that life would be easy, but he assures us that he will never leave our side.
Remember Jesus' words that calmed the storm when he was with the disciples on the boat (Matthew 8, Luke 8, Mark 4)? The same words that spoke the universe into existence speak to us with love, peace and calm in our own storms. If you’re storm free, don't be lulled to sleep. At times a "false sense of calm" can bring complacency which may cause us to lose focus and not fully trust in God. Through this season let us rely on him alone. In the storm or calm that is surrounding us today, let us put our trust in him and not in anyone or anything else.
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