Reading in Isaiah

Reading in Isaiah

Isa 40:10  “See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and his arm rules for him.”

[You, Lord God, King of Glory, Almighty Ruler, Powerful Creator and Eternal Sustainer, are faithful to govern rightly with overwhelming power. No one can withstand you, no one can successfully resist your plans. You will come at the right time to right all wrongs in righteousness and grace. Glory be to you.]
“See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.”

[You are a generous and rich God with endless resources, who pours out blessing and grace and goodness on all people and especially on your children. You reward us with salvation, forgiveness, grace and goodness when we actually deserve punishment, suffering, death and destruction. Glory be to you. You have rewards, crowns and all blessings in heavenly places awaiting those who love and follow the Lord Jesus.]
Isa 40:11  “He tends his flock like a shepherd:”

[You are the Faithful Shepherd who protects your flock at all costs. You watch over us with care, with compassion, with completeness, with competence. We are not just possessions but beloved ones in your sight.]

“He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;”

[You are tender with us when we are weak. You love us graciously, kindly, gently. You think of each of us continually, aware of our needs, protecting and guiding us through the difficulties and joys of life.]

“he gently leads those that have young.”

[You know our condition, you adjust your leadership according to what we are able to do and take. You are gracious and good, providing and protecting, caring and compassionate.

You are the perfect Shepherd, the powerful King, the present Savior and the pleasant Lord. You are trustable at every moment, always worthy of obedience, of love, of honor, glory and praise. May you, Lord Jesus, be lifted up in my life today through thoughts of thanksgiving, words of praise, actions of obedience and attitudes of trust, for you are worthy of all exaltation and worship. Amen.