Monday, December 05, 2011
Today’s Topic: God Is Exactly What We Need
Today’s Text: Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband—the LORD Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.
I’m running late this morning. I hate being rushed when I get to the office, but the snow had to be shoveled and the ice chipped away from the door. Then I had the privilege of helping a missionary prepare a Bible Study he needed right away and because of the time differential I needed to do that first. Now I have 15 minutes before Monday staff meeting to write something profound. HELP!!!
I imagine Sarah cried “HELP!” many times as she struggled with her barrenness. Even though she had the promise of God to Abraham that they would have a son, time kept ticking away, and there wasn’t much of it left. But as she cries out, the Lord answers her with these incredible words, re-written from the original according to my understanding of what God is saying –
“I am your Maker, and I am your husband. I am the Lord Almighty, and I am all you need. I have all things under control, and no matter how lost you feel in the darkness of your despair, I have redeemed you.”
I am overwhelmed with this thought – Whatever my need, God is exactly what I need at that time.
If I am lonely, He is my love.
If I am struggling, He is my strength.
If I am needy, He is my nurturer.
If I am discouraged, He is my deliverer.
If I am poor, He is my provider.
God is exactly what I need at all times.
He made me. He loves me. He has a purpose for me. He provides for me. He never leaves me. He never fails.
Sarah discovered it.
How about you?