February 15, 2016

Week Eight Devotions by Ron Kelley

Isaiah 35:1-10

The day after Valentine’s Day, we read this passage that shows us God’s love through his promise of RESTORATION! Most of Isaiah so far (chapters 1-34) seems to focus on judgement for rejecting God; here we see a promise that everything will be RENEWED to the state that God intends one day. Don’t stop holding on to that promise. Don’t stop kneeling down in prayer (35:3—have tired hands or weak knees?). When you don’t know what to say (35:6) and when you are dying of thirst (35:7), remember we have already been RANSOMED (35:10). And one day soon, we are going to be REDEEMED (35:9).