Encouragement from God’s Word

Yesterday, while waiting for our youngest during his basketball practice, I was chatting with some of the other moms. Some of the topics that came up were so tragic, so very sad:

  • young drivers driving recklessly and getting in terrible accidents
  • a young lady who is in a coma as the result of a horse-back riding accident
  • one of my friends recently suffered the loss of her grand-nephew from drowning
  • several occasions of suicides were recounted

I left the gym so saddened and burdened. I prayed for some of those who were discussed. I prayed for God’s judgment to come upon unrepentent perpetrators of wickedness.

This morning I was heartened by the reminder that this life is NOT all there is. The Lord will call all to account before Him. He will make all things right.

Isaiah 12:1And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
12:2Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation. 12:3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
12:4And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
12:5Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this [is] known in all the earth.
12:6Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great [is] the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.


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