MARCH 27, 2020

Our Source of Strength

By Pastor Jim Schoon


Key Verse: Isaiah 12:2


 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.  The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”


The verse reminds us of 2 important truths about our relationship to God.  The first is:  God is our strength. As we experience the virus crisis today, we need strength to see us through the news reports that are presented 24/7, and the closing of many facilities that have been part of our normal routine.  Our lives have been disrupted, even to the point that some of us are unable to visit our loved ones in the hospital. 


During this time, it is easy for strength to drain from us and to lose our energy and hope.  Isaiah reminds us that God is our strength, and because of our relationship to Him, He will provide for us in His strength:  He will renew us, energize us, and give us the desire to keep going and see this crisis through to a new day. 


This verse also tells us that God is our song.  As we sing songs of our Christian faith we are inspired: “How Great Thou Art,” “Our God Is An Awesome God,” “Majesty,” and many others speak of the greatness of God. They inspire us with thoughts that help us focus on Almighty God and His strength.   And our personal song about God tells us He has provided for us on our journey of faith, and He will continue to do so as we live with Him today. 


Be encouraged today, my friend, as you hear the words of Isaiah: “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.  The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.”


Prayer:  Almighty God, I pray that my friend will be encouraged knowing that you are strength, song, and salvation.  Fill this saint with a sense of faith that reflects your strength in life.  In Jesus name.  Amen.