It is amazing how passages of Scripture fits many areas of our lives if we but meditate on them. We hear sermons or read devotionals and they are an encouragement to our faith and walk with God; but to meditate on the passages can be life changing. Isaiah 40 has been one of those passages for me this week. It says~
"Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins."
We have great comfort in knowing that our great sins are forgiven also. We can cry out to the world that there is forgiveness for sin in the One we go to. "Our iniquity is pardoned!" What an awesome statement. No matter what the devil whispers, our iniquity is STILL PARDONED by the One who rules all; even the devil!
"The voice of Him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God."
We are crying in a wilderness. All we have to do is look around us at the wilderness of rebellion, sin and rebellion; yet we continue to cry out. What do we cry?
That "Every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill shall be made low (great obstacles in our life) the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places will become a plain."
When does this happen? When we cry out! The glory of the LORD shall then be revealed and all flesh shall see it. Everyone around us will know something is different about us. Our situation may not change immediately or as fast as we want it to, but in the process mountains are being winnowed to dust and the Spirit of God is preparing to blow on the residue as we make way for our God.
"For the mouth of the LORD has spoken it!"