17 March 2014

Devotional Monday: In Scorched Places

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Isaiah 58:11
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong;and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water,whose waters do not fail.
As we continue to focus on Grace this month I am continually reminded of God's love mixed in with the grace that he so freely gives us each and every day. Isaiah 58:11 is an amazing reminder of both his grace and love. "And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places"--I love this part because it goes back to what I always remind myself of on a daily basis, that God always meets us right where we are at. He meet us in those scorched places of brokenness, pain, and even joy. He is right there guiding us down the path that he has planned out for us.  He is right there with us, despite our circumstances and in that I take comfort.

As I listened to the story behind this song, I was reminded that even when i am in those scorched places God's grace is still there, even when I don't see it. When i am overwhelmed with Grad school homework God is right there holding out his hand and giving me his grace, no matter what. When i am struggling with my season in life, he is there to let me know that he's got it all planned out and i don't have to worry, cause he knows what's best for me.

 So, find rest in the words of Isaiah 58:11 when you are in those "scorched places", cause sisters he loves you more than you know and his grace is right there waiting for you. So reach out your hand and take it.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Britney, such a sweet reminder. I'm always amazed of how steadfast His love is for me, even when I turn away from Him. He doesn't just give us mercy, He goes over the top to give us what we don't deserve, in spite of what we do deserve: grace. :)

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    1. Yes, so true!
      I am continually amazed how he gives us Grace even when we turn away. It's an amazing reminder of his love for us, despite what we do.

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  2. What a beautiful reminder!!! Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship blog hop! :-)

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    1. thanks girl! i agree :)
      your welcome. i enjoy this linkup!

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