Today’s devotion for today is based on Isaiah 57:19, “Peace, peace, to the far and near, says the Lord; and I will heal them.”
God reassures us that although he lives in a high and holy place, he also lives with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit. God lives with us. He walks beside us every day of our lives, and he holds us in His loving care. He will lead us by the hand through death into eternal life. What amazing peace this gives us.
How does God give us this peace and healing? He will ‘revive the spirit of the lowly, and revive the heart of the contrite. As we read God’s word, praise him in our worship, confess our sins, and pray to Him, He comes to us and revives us. He renews, refreshes, restores us.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. And the peace of God which passes all understanding be with us now and always. In Jesus’ blessed name, I pray. Amen.