A moment of stillness (84).

When peace doesn’t come. We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror. Jeremiah 8:15 The prophet Jeremiah was called to prophesy against a nation that refused to repent. There are also times in our lives when we hope for peace and healing but we…

A moment of stillness (79).

He will not always be angry. For I will not accuse you forever, and I will not always be angry; for then the spirit would grow weak before me, even the breath, which I have made. Isaiah 57:16 Our sin accuses us before God. When He is angry with us for the sin in our…

A moment of stillness (66).

Wait for Him. I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob. I will wait for him. Isaiah 8:17 In the book of Isaiah, we see God’s great indignation towards sin. We often wonder why God hides his face from us when we cannot see even the slightest…

A moment of stillness (64).

God’s heart. Learn to do what is good. Pursue justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause. Isaiah 1:17 Sometimes our lives lie in ruins because our sin devastated us. God’s heart beats for justice. He wants to work it on our behalf but we need to live it…

A moment of stillness (21).

Merciful discipline. But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from the Lord our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in his holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us a little relief and light to our eyes. Ezra 9:8 Ezra was overwhelmed to see the…

A moment of stillness (2).

The honest truth. This disaster happened because the people of Israel sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt and because they worshiped other gods. 2 Kings 17:7 God allowed His people to be taken into exile because they sinned against Him by…