Isaiah 46:8-10
Pastor Aaron Robinson

Life has its challenges and its setbacks; it’s up and downs.  If you have lived a little while you have experienced difficult days and even rough seasons.  As I explored the biblical text for today’s devotional, I realized the writer is penning this to a group of people going through a wilderness experience.  The Sage in this text is writing to individuals who are in captivity in a foreign land, a people under siege and forced exile. A group of people who need a word from on high.  This text is applicable to us because these couple of verses remind us to remember who God is.
In the midst of our personal madness, we need to pause and remember who God is.  Take a moment to reflect on what God has done for you despite you.  Even when we mess up, God fixes up what we’ve jacked up.  Recollect how God met you in your valley and carried you to your mountain top.  Recall the times God protected you when the enemy surrounded you and sought to destroy you.  Look back at the countless times God intervened on your behalf.

Take a moment on this Lenten journey to think about who God is.  The God who designed the Universe, placed the earth the perfect distance from the sun, and moon in the right orbit to create a gravitational pull.  Sit with the fact that God made you imperfectly perfect, equipping you with all you need to fulfill your divine purpose.

Ponder the notion that God knew you before you were in your mother’s womb and consecrated you for divine assignment.  Recognize how God pulled you out of bad situations and positioned you in rooms with people who could help you reach your God given potential.  Understand, God has plans for you, for you to prosper and succeed.  Remember God got you!, regardless of what circumstances say. Stand up and follow God’s lead.
Know that God is in control and God desires for you to move into your promise and your purpose.  Just remember if God was with you then, surely God is with you now and will be with you whenever.  Remember we serve a God who is with us, for us and who loves us.  It is simple: remember who God is.

Prayer: Most Gracious, Wonderful and Merciful Creator of the heavens and the earth.  Thank you for remembering me.  Thank you for remembering those I love.  Help us not to forget the many times you have carried us over and through.  Lest we forget, your loving kindness and gentle mercy.  Help us to grow from our experiences with you and learn as we reflect on your presence in our lives.  Amen and Asé!  
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Arlesia - March 19th, 2022 at 10:11am