Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sabbath Bread {Where He lives}

For this is what the high and exalted One says—
    He who lives forever, whose name is holy:
I live in a high and holy place,
    but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
    and to revive the heart of the contrite.
 I will not accuse them forever,
    nor will I always be angry,
for then they would faint away because of Me—
    the very people I have created.

I was enraged by their sinful greed;

    I punished them, and hid My face in anger,
    yet they kept on in their willful ways.
 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;
    I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners,

    creating praise on their lips.

Peace, peace, to those far and near,”
    says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”

-Isaiah 57:16-19 (NIV)
[emphasis added]

Thank You, Father, for your patient grace. I praise You because You live not only in the heavens, but also with each person who is broken, humble, contrite, and mourning over his or her sin. Though I have fallen into sinful ruins many times in my life, You are always there the meet my heart when I humble it before you, turning Your wrath to comfort and my ruins to glory. You amaze me, Father. Your mercy is amazing.

photo credit: Rebekah Ceol

1 comment:

  1. Thank You, Father, for living with me and for healing me. Your words never lose the ability to move my spirit. I thank You that You created your word alive and active so that it can live with me today.