Today's devotion for today is based on Isaiah 54:10, "My steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed."
The people of Israel were in a terrible bind. They had been hauled off to an idol worshiping country and were slaves. They felt hopeless by the circumstances of their life. Through Isaiah's words, God offers comfort to the Israelite people, reminding them that his love is true stability and a source of peace.
Like the Israelites, when we look for comfort in the things of this world, we will ultimately be disappointed. But when we look to God for comfort, his steadfast love flows into our lives and transforms how we perceive our life's circumstances. This is the peace that surpasses all understanding that keeps our hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator of all things seen and unseen, thank you for revealing your true nature to us in the Holy Scriptures. Thank you for sending Christ to fulfill and be the way to your peace. Lord, strengthen us as we grow through hardship, joy, and ordinary times. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.