During a 70-year period called “Exile,” ancient bible prophets spoke scandalously of a fresh initiative God would undertake to restore a weary, dislocated people. Here are two such promises spoken to Israel; but, shared with all:
When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Isaiah 43 1-4 But now, God’s Message,
the God who made you in the first place,
Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.
the Lord will renew their
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:31
God to breathe into you anew like the image given to us in Genesis 2:7. Envision your strength being
- Meditate on the tune: Love That Will Not Let Me Go while you drive to your next stop.
- For continued practice when not driving, go to: Breathing Video
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