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This is My God !

It was one of those days when the world was getting me down - nothing but bad news on the television, unexpected medical expenses, the worry of extra seasonal expenses coming up. There seemed to be nothing but doom and gloom in my life and consequently in my heart.

Picking up my Bible, I happened on a passage in the book of Isaiah. The prophet was pronouncing doom and gloom on the nation of Israel. God was exacting terrible judgments on them for their arrogance and lack of godliness. Phrases such as "until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant and the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged" filled the pages.

However, in the middle of these frightful passages, God placed a promise of a Great Light that would dispel all of the darkness. It was the promise of the Messiah, their Savior. Unto them a child would be born who would reign on the throne of King David. He would be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

In the midst of Israel's darkest hours they were given hope of a child that would be born. That child was born and He is the King of Kings. This is my God! This is my perfect, wonderful, counselor, more powerful than all my problems, and He is the Prince of Peace in my heart. How could I have forgotten that He has renewed my life and has brought a great light into my world. He reigns from everlasting to everlasting. He is Eternal God.

Isaiah 9:6 NIV

Prayer: Thank you Everlasting Father for this reminder. Thank you for being my Counselor and my Peace and the Light in the dark. Jesus, it's in Your Name that I pray and I live. Amen

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