Sunday Devotional: Isaiah 30:19-20

“For a people shall dwell in Zion, in Jerusalem; you shall weep no more.  He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.  And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. ”  Isaiah 30:19-20

As I was going through my devotions this week, I came across these verses and were encouraged.  Here, the prophet Isaiah was speaking to the people of Judah.  He had previously mentioned about what would take place and how the people would suffer (foreshadowing the future for the people) but here he reminds them of encouragement.  Even in the midst of struggle and adversity, He is there.  He hears their cries and is there for them.

The same is true for us today.  When we go through adversity, He is there.  If we look to Him we will find Him.  If we cry out to Him, He will hear us.  This week, just know that whatever adversity you may be going through, God is there.  Call out to Him.  Turn towards Him.  Trust in Him and you’ll be comforted.

Thursday Quote Day: Tim Tebow

This week’s Thursday Quote Day features a quote from Tim Tebow, a guy that even though went to Florida (being a UT fan, don’t like the Gators), is a guy I totally respect.  Here’s the quote:

“It’s unfortunate, but a lot of people do think Christians have to be soft. But the man we are following is the toughest of all time in Jesus Christ. You have to go through obstacles and adversity. That’s what provides endurance for the future.” (Tim Tebow)