You can trust God’s Word
Today's devotion is based on Isaiah 55:11, "My word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."
Imagine having the power to speak a command and knowing your words will always be followed exactly to the letter. Our words don't have that power, but God's words do. His words always accomplish the purpose that he has in mind.
Sometimes God's Word carries out its purpose to convict a person of sin. It points out a person's disobedience to God's will, even if they'd rather not admit it. But God also uses his Word to carry out the purpose of curing the heart that is broken and guilty due to sin. Whether convicting of sin or comforting with the promise of his forgiveness, God will always make sure his Word accomplishes its purpose.
Sometimes God's Word doesn't seem to be doing anything in a person's heart, but given time, it will accomplish God's purpose according to his timetable. We can trust that his Word will always work according to his perfect purpose.
Please pray with me: Dear Lord, thank you for letting your Word work in my heart and the hearts of others. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.