I love early mornings. It’s my opportunity to spend real time with God, to form a fresh perspective, to be set free from the chains of circumstances. Without time with God, I’m stuck, unable to see the impossible is possible, enslaved in the thought, “What is . . . is.” Freedom comes when my thought becomes, “God is . . . God. “
It’s the short version of the words in Isaiah, recorded after a horrific time of history, when the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, burned the Temple, invaded the land, tortured, enslaved, and killed God’s people:
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. (Isaiah 40:28, NRS)
No matter what the day brings, God is God.
God is making a way.
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you (Deuteronomy 31:6, NLT).
God is intimately involved.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17, NIV).
God is working out everything for good.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28, NLT).
No matter what, it’s a good day—God is God.
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)