January 31, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Isaiah’s words to Isreal who are held captive in a foreign land. “The LORD says, ‘Let my people return to me. Remove every obstacle from their path! Build the road and make it ready! I am the high and holy God, who lives forever. I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who are humble and repentant, so that I can restore their confidence and hope.” Isaiah 57:14,15
Just like God did not give up on the people of Israel who turned their backs on him time and time again, God does not give up on you. Even if you turn away from him or forget his presence in your life or take him for granted, he is always ready to receive you back into his arms.
God is indeed greater than you (or anyone else) can imagine. His power and beauty and goodness are beyond our human comprehension. But God isn’t a snob. He isn’t too proud to come down to the level of human beings and be with them. He isn’t too proud to be with you—even though you may sometimes feel unworthy of his goodness. In Christ, he freely forgives you and sets you on a clear path of life. His love and grace toward you are without end.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to me. Please keep me humble and repentant, so that I may live with confidence and hope in you. In your name, I pray. Amen.