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The Glorious Promises of Isaiah 58:11
November 13, 2014 by Nancy Ruegg
How would you finish this prayer:
“Oh, Lord, what I need most right now is ____________________.”
What word would you put in the blank?
One glorious Bible verse tucked into Isaiah presents four comforting promises that cover each of those needs:
“The Lord will guide you always;
He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
And will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
Like a spring whose waters never fail” (58:11).
Lots of truth packed into five short lines. Each phrase warrants careful consideration. For example:
1. The Lord will guide you always.
He’s not a life coach, counselor, or psychologist. The almighty God of the universe promises to be your guide—free of charge! And he’s available 24/7. Think, too, of his astounding attributes that make him the perfect guide:
God is omniscient—He knows everything (Psalm 139:1-6), including every detail of your situation and the people involved.
God is righteous—Everything he does is good (Deuteronomy 32:4). He can be relied upon to lead you down a perfect path.
God is merciful—He responds in loving compassion (Psalm 116:5). He’s your understanding Father, your strongest ally.
God is truthful—All that he says can be trusted (Titus 1:2). He will not lead you astray.
God is faithful—He keeps his Word (Psalm 33:4). God does not lie or forget what he said. Neither does he change his mind.