A Prayer to the One I Trust

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 NLT Keep me in your perfect peace, O Lord! Keep my thoughts fixed on you in all I do. I trust in you! Do not let me turn away to trust in the ways of man or in the idols of money or personal success, which promise so much yet deliver so little. Instead, let the instinct of my heart be to run to you to find peace and rest in the “shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). May I always say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:2)! Keep me abiding in your will, Read More

The Shadow of the Almighty

“Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin, who set to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of the Pharaoh and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!”  Isaiah 30:1-2 Who do you look to when you need to be saved?  Who is your refuge? Back in the time of the prophet Isaiah, the “stubborn children” of Israel looked to Egypt and its Pharaoh for hope when facing threats from the nearby kingdom of Assyria. Egypt, however, was an ironic choice since it had cruelly enslaved and oppressed God’s people in the past, Read More