Lent 2017: You Are Mine: Day 28

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Today's Text: Isaiah 25:8

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

In our Lenten study of Isaiah, we are memorizing Scripture about God’s calling, judgment, and restoration of His people.

He will destroy death forever.
The Lord God will wipe away the tears
from every face
and remove His people’s disgrace
from the whole earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
- Isaiah 25:8

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us?

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  • In the end, God wins…every single time, God wins because the Lord has spoken. Thank you God for wiping our tears and our disgrace away.

  • Thank you so much for your comment. It touched my heart. And Yes , He promises to heal and is always working for us. Praying for you

  • Peace be with you today J. Yes He is worthy to be praised, even in our despair. He is there.

  • This has been a hard week. A harder than usual stretch of time. I try to sing, but my tears choke out every note. Day in, day out, the same dark and ugly thing. I feel as though somewhere inside of me, the real me lives, buried beneath circumstance and self-will and pride and pain, and they are looking at this foreign person I have been lately, eyes wide open, frantically wanting them to be freed from their chains but not knowing how to help or what to do.

    But – and this “but” is truly everything – I also know that my times, ALL times are in God’s hands. I know that He knows me and sees me, even in this unrecognizable and temporary state. I am the beloved daughter I always was to Him, though I feel far from her now. And I know, and cling to the very fact that, the Lord will wipe away tears from every face and remove His people’s disgrace from the whole earth. This is a promise. With shame I confess that never in my life did I ever think I’d turn into such a mess, never in my life did I think I’d be this THING I feel I am in this season – but God knew all about this day. And God knows the answer, God knows the way out. God IS the help that my best-intentioned self so earnestly tries to conjure up. God stoops to redeem, He longs to take hold of my life, of your life. Wherever we may find ourselves. Though our times may seem unique to the history of humankind, He knew they would come to be, has seen them before, and He promises to heal. Deeply flawed individuals living in a deeply fallen world will occasionally find themselves in deeply dark places. I may not have lived long, but I have lived enough to know that there is another side to them, there is ALWAYS the other side, if we fix our eyes on Jesus. So in my depths I look to the sky and I will sing praise – not caring how ugly the sound. He is worthy to be praised.

    • DM

      My prayers are with you as I watch one of my own go through something similar. My heart aches but I know he is exactly where he needs to be in God’s hands. Singing praises with you as, “He IS worthy to be praised.”

    • She Reads Truth

      Oh, sweet friend. Thank you for sharing something so raw and painful and turning it into such beautiful encouragement. Praying for you in this time of hurting and asking the Lord to continue to show you more of His loving character through His Word. Grateful for you.

      – Stormye

  • peanut cheese

    Oh how I long for a world without sadness, a life without tears. Will someone pray for my tears and my sadness today? And that I may find God and find comfort in his promises even though they seem so unrelated to my issues right now?

    • J

      I will pray for your tears and your sadness, dear Peanut Cheese. I will pray you may find our dear Lord, that He will meet you right where you are in this moment, and that you may discover with delight the comfort in His vast and marvelous promises – that by the power of the Holy Spirit, He will have you see the bridge between His words and your specific undertakings. I intercede on your behalf today. You are loved by Him, you are cherished. He has made you one-of-a-kind, His special creation, never to be repeated. I pray for your strength in whatever may be plaguing your heart.

      “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” ( Romans 8:26)

    • She Reads Truth

      Absolutely praying for you and against this sadness. Asking the Lord to comfort you and remind you of His goodness through His Word.

      – Stormye

  • Wow, just realized how timely this is. I burst out crying at school two days this past week. I was overwhelmed and in a dark place…I felt like I was falling down a dark hole. But God reminded me that it’s okay to cry. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to not be perfect. That’s why HE is here. That’s why HE CAME. He came to free me from my shame, my tears, my urge to be perfect. I need to rest and lean and trust in HIM. Because even in the hard times, He will wipe my tears away. He destroys death and brings me up in life. Help me remember that Lord. Help me remember You’re goodness.

  • PronetoWander

    This went along with the sermon today at Church. Not going to lie, it makes me nervous God is preparing me for some tragedy but that’s how the devil works. That’s what the devil says ‘worry and miss what God is saying’ which is ‘don’t worry. I’ll comfort you’

  • Melody Suarez

    I’ve cried every day of this week. I’m so ready for that day when Jesus comes back. What a day it shall be!

    • Lara

      I don’t know the reason for your tears, whether cried in despair or conviction. But I’m praying you’ll be comforted in ways you’ve never imagined possible – freed from whatever it is that binds you. ❤

  • “The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face” ..how fitting that this would be the passage this morning, being that I cried myself to sleep last night. I don’t know how my life here on this earth is going to play out, but God does. He has a promised plan and He is faithful. I look forward to God’s promises, even when I can’t see where I am going. I can take the peace that’s being offered to me and bask in His unfailing love.

    • SarahMay

      Praying for you, Tay. I’ve been there. He is faithful. He is good. Even if He doesn’t make sense. Praying for a sweet time with the Lord this week, seeing his goodness & faithfulness in your life.

      • J

        I’ve been there too, Tay. Heck, I’m there now. Thank you for sharing your heart and your hope today. It comforted me as well as I’m sure many others who aren’t commenting. Lifting you in prayer to our Father and wishing you great peace.

  • ….and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.

  • A new heaven and a new earth… and a great up-ending of grief. Not merely the absence of it, but it will be turned inside out and we will experience redemption beyond what we can imagine.
    Hallelujah! Come, Lord Jesus, come.

  • Amen! This is what Jesus said and He WILL do it! Rev 7:17

  • Churchmouse

    “The Lord has spoken.”. And what He says comes to pass. Every time. Without fail. I fall on my knees and cry, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord!”

  • Caroline C

    Amen!

  • Praise the Lord! Christ is faithful.
    He will swallow up death forever.

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