Isaiah 54

The boys and me have been praying about having peace in our home for a couple of months now. Not because there is a lot of continuous turmoil, but because it just seemed that we were so busy all the time, exhausted and things were becoming chaotic. We want, not just peace between us and others, but peace in our hearts and minds so that we don’t become consumed with a never-ending to do list, or overwhelmed by whatever life is throwing at us at a particular moment.

After a couple of weeks is us praying this way, I picked up my Bible (already opened….sometimes I will just open my Bible at no particular spot and leave it lying on  the table or desk. Not out of some sort of religious ritual or anything like that, just because it comforts me to see God’s word so close, and reminds me when I’m not spending enough time reading it :o)) that was opened to Isaiah 54. This is what it says (vs. 11-14:

“O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, and your foundations with sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies and your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace. In righteousness you will be established…..”

There are many other things that spoke to me in this whole chapter concerning my own thoughts and struggles, but the words I put in bold jumped off the page at me. God’s promise, His answer to our prayers. His word at just the right time, in the right moment as confirmation to our hearts’ desires.

Father, I thank you that Your word is alive and lives in us. I thank You that You give us confirmation and that You are faithful to us in every circumstance. Your peace does pass all understanding, and we accept that peace today. We move forward standing on Your word and resting in Your peace. Amen

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