In Order. A Sure Thing!

Isaiah 23-27

A Sure Thing!

We like a sure thing!  This is one aspect of life that is common for many individuals.  When we have to deal with something that is not necessarily a sure thing, we are a little more hesitant, even a little more fearful.  That is why we like phrases like “unlimited warranty” or “guaranteed satisfaction or your money back.”  Sure things.

In the midst of today’s passages, about the coming judgment of the Lord, we are given an encouraging “sure thing” in Isaiah 26.

3 People with their minds set on You, You keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don't quit. 

4 Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing. 

The “sure thing” is a life where we depend upon God, and day in and day out we keep at it and do not quit.  A life where we set our minds on God.  We think about Him in our day to day life.  We think about what He tells us in His Word.  We think about what He tells us about His care as we sit in our comfortable homes, enjoy our delicious meals, enjoy our families. We think about what He tells us concerning what we can do in the various facets of our life.  We think about what He tells us through His Spirit on how to personally apply His Word to specific situations in our daily life.

The “sure thing” is that when we depend upon God and keep at it and do not quit, God keeps us completely whole and steady on our feet.  There may be daily problems and trials, but in the midst of them we remain completely whole, not destroyed, and steady on our feet, not splattered on the ground.

In this way we can then continue to celebrate life declaring like Isaiah,

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.

(Isaiah 25:1)

Take a few moments:

  • To determine if there is something you know you will need to keep at and not quit in the day ahead.
  • To remember His faithfulness and marvelous things from those times when you have depended upon Him.
  • To exalt and praise the Lord, as you head into your day.

Robert McClendon

Bob McClendon grew up in Pennsylvania, spent most of his adulthood in Colorado, and is now ready to learn how to be a Texan. He married his high school sweetheart, Tracy, in 1975. They have two...more