Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I am the LORD;
in its time
     I will hasten it.

             Isaiah 60.22

(His timing,
            not mine,
is always perfect.
God is right on time.)

Monday, September 29, 2014

And I am sure
that He who began
        a good work in you
will bring it to completion
at the day of Jesus Christ.

            Philippians 1.6

(God is at work
     powerfully in you
     and through you.
He is not done yet.)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Enlarge the place of your tent,
and let the curtains of your habitations
        be stretched out;
hold not back,
lengthen your cords
    and strengthen your stakes.

                Isaiah 54.2

(O LORD, grant us
   Your bigger vision in this)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

...make the depths of the sea
a way for the redeemed
       to pass over.

              Isaiah 51.10

(God will bring you
your impossible situation 
for a special purpose
and for His glory.)

Friday, September 26, 2014

...who walks in darkness
       and has no light,
yet trusts
     in the name of the LORD
and relies upon his God.

                 Isaiah 50.10

(Even here,
  even in this)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blessed be the LORD,
    who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation.
            Psalm 68. 19

(Even today,
even in this)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Behold, I am doing
          a new thing;
now it springs forth,
   do you not perceive it?
I will make a way
        in the wilderness
   and rivers in the desert.

                Isaiah 43.19

(Even here,
even now,
   for His distinct purposes)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I will make the wilderness
         a pool of water,
and the dry land
         springs of water.
...that men may see and know,
may consider and understand together,
that the hand of the LORD
                     has done this,
the Holy One of Israel
     has created it.

               Isaiah 41. 18, 20

(His purposes,
His provision,
His presence
  even in this impossible situation,
  even in this "wilderness.")

Monday, September 22, 2014

For I, the LORD your God,
    hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you,
"Fear not,
       I will help you."

                Isaiah 41.13

(you are not in this alone.)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hezekiah received the letter
from the hand of the messengers,
           and read it;
and Hezekiah went up
to the house of the LORD,
and spread it before the LORD.

                     Isaiah 37.14

(What do I need 
to spread before the LORD?
In all situations,
show me, O LORD,
Your way in this.)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

But there
   the LORD in majesty
            will be for us
a place of broad rivers and streams...

                     Isaiah 33.21

(Even in the most impossible situations,
even there He will provide, guide,
          and be glorified through you.)

Friday, September 19, 2014

...in quietness 
       and in trust
shall be your strength.

            Isaiah 30.15

(No time to fear,
every reason to
trust God through it)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

...and will stand in awe
of the God of Israel.

         Isaiah 29.23

(Changes everything
     about my day.
Changes everything
     about me.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You keep him
   in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You.
Trust in the LORD for ever,
for the LORD GOD
   is an everlasting rock.

           Isaiah 26. 3-4

(Because God is.
He is working mightily.
                Even in this.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...it is no longer
      I who live,
but Christ
      who lives in me...

           Galatians 2.20

 (That changes everything
     about me,
what I see
   and how I respond.)

Monday, September 15, 2014

...a blessing 
  in the midst of the earth...

               Isaiah 19.24

(Live that radically
in whatever you do today,
even in that impossible

Sunday, September 14, 2014

...swift to do

            Isaiah 16.5

(Wherever He places me,
for whomever He appoints)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

...for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel.

                      Isaiah 12.6

(Live that way.
You are not alone.
God is working 
His mighty purposes
in you and through you.)

Friday, September 12, 2014

When I am afraid,
I put my trust in You.
In God,
    Whose word I praise,
in God 
     I trust without a fear.
What can flesh do to me?

              Psalm 56. 3-4

(Fear need not be 
           my default.
Fear paralyzes.
Trust in the LORD
      and releases.)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

...should not a people
     consult their God?

              Isaiah 8.19

(and that completely
    changes the outcome.
Show me, O LORD,
     Your way in this.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Behold, God is my helper;
the LORD is
   the upholder of my life.

            Psalm 54.4

(I am not in this alone.
 His Presence
       changes everything.)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Do you see a man
  skillful in his work?
He will stand before kings,
he will not stand before
        obscure men.

             Proverbs 22.29

( you bring honor and glory
to God, not just in what you do,
but how you do it.)

Monday, September 8, 2014

...take every thought captive
             to obey Christ.

            2 Corinthians 10.5

(Show me, LORD,
Your way in this situation,
relationship, difficulty.
Change my mind
    to glorify You in it.)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

And God is able
to provide you
  with every blessing
  in abundance,
so that
  you may always have
  enough of everything
and may provide in abundance
for every good work.

           2 Corinthians 9.8

(God is able
    to provide you
and to use you
in mighty 
   and impossible ways.)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

...and call upon Me
in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you,
and you shall 
      glorify Me.

         Psalm 50.15

(in whatever you do)

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the morning sow your seed,
and at evening
  withhold not your hand,
for you do not know
        which will prosper,
this or that,
or whether both alike
         will be good.

Ecclesiastes 11.6

(God is using you
   in everything you do)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Be not quick to anger,
for anger lodges
  in the bosom of fools.

Ecclesiastes 7.9

(And it will always
come back to
haunt you.
Live differently.
Bring in the grace.)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

...we were afflicted
          at every turn
--fightings without
     and fear within.
 But God...

            2 Corinthians 7. 5-6

(When we seek God in it,
       He changes everything,
even our hearts.)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

if any one is in Christ,
    he is a new creation;
the old has passed away,
         the new has come.

         2 Corinthians 5.17

(Live like new.
See it differently.)

Monday, September 1, 2014

I know that You
   can do all things,
and that no purpose
                of Yours
    can be thwarted.

               Job 42.2

(No matter what.
God is sovereign.
Even in this.)